Questions asked after accused police killer is released in Cold SpringMinnesota News
-- There's an upheaval of raw emotion in central Minnesota with the funeral for a fallen police officer and the release of a man accused of killing him.
There's an upheaval of raw emotion in central Minnesota with the funeral for a fallen police officer and the release of a man accused of killing him. Cold Spring's Tom Decker will be laid to rest later this morning after being shot to death last week. Around two-thousand law enforcement officers from around the country are expected to attend the service today in Collegeville. Statewide flags are being flown at half-staff. Meanwhile, the suspect in Decker's murder, 34-year-old Ryan Larson, was released from custody on Tuesday. Authorities determined there was not "sufficient documented evidence" to continue to keep Larson in jail. Investigators continue to search for the weapon used to kill Officer Decker: a 20-gauge shotgun.
Thousands are expected at this morning's funeral for slain Police Officer Tom Decker of Cold Spring. Services are at 11am at St. John's Abbey and University Church. Officials are expecting as many as two-thousand police officers from around the country, and up to three-thousand people total to attend Officer Decker's funeral.