Cold Spring Police Department, Minnesota
End of Watch: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 11/29/2012
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
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Police Officer Tom Decker was shot and killed as he and his partner performed a welfare check on a man whose family believed was suicidal.
Officers had attempted to make contact with the subject but were not successful. They returned to the scene approximately 45 minutes later. As they made contact with the subject he opened fire, killing Officer Decker.
Officer Decker is survived by his wife and four children.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Police Chief Phil Jones
Cold Spring Police Department
27 Red River Avenue South
Cold Spring, MN 56320
Phone: (320) 685-8666
Read more: http://www.odmp.org/officer/21550-police-officer-tom-decker#ixzz2Djm5D8hU