Deputy Dewey Honored; Deputy Meyer Back to Work

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 5:12 am

Bravery and courage may not do justice in describing the former Cambridge resident and Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey.  Dewey was shot while on duty in February.

Last week, the former football player at Cambridge-Isanti High School received two medals for his bravery and courage.  Dewey received both the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart award for his efforts and recovery.  He is currently in Colorado undergoing rehab.

Dewey initially survived 4.5 hours of surgery following the shooting.  He was shot in the head and chest while responding to a call of a drunk individual at a mobile home park.   Charges are filed against two men.  Donations for the 2001 Cambridge-Isanti graduate are being accepted at the Mahnomen State Bank.

Another local officer injured in the line of duty is back to work.  Isanti County Deputy Chad Meyer is back with the department months after he was hit by a car while directing traffic on Highway 95 at Julliard Street.

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