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Funeral arrangements set for slain Cold Spring officer

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COLD SPRING, Minn. -

The funeral for a Cold Spring police officer killed in the line of duty is set for Wednesday.

Tom Decker, 31, was ambushed Thursday and shot twice while responding to a report of a suicidal man. He was married with two sons and two daughters.

His family on Saturday said the visitation would be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. The funeral will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Abbey and University Church in Collegeville.

Several funds have been set up for those who are interested in helping Officer Decker's family.

Tom Decker Memorial Fund
State Bank of Cold Spring
PO Box 415
Cold Spring, MN 56320

Tom Decker Memorial Fund
1st National Bank of Cold Spring
PO Box 416
Cold Spring, MN 56320

Tom Decker Memorial Fund
Central Minnesota Credit Union
202 Red River Avenue South
Cold Spring, MN 56320

Tom Decker Memorial Fund
All Wells Fargo locations

 

The killing shocked residents of Cold Spring, a city of about 4,000 residents about 75 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Many became teary-eyed when reporters asked them about Decker.

The suspected shooter is 34-year-old Ryan Michael Larson, of Cold Spring. He was arrested on suspicion of second-degree murder.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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