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Twins Honoring Deputy Christopher Dewey

Monday, July 27th, 2009 at 11:32 am
Photo: Caringbridge.org

The Minnesota Twins will honor Cambridge native and Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey at Sunday’s game against the Angels.  A ceremony will take place in Dewey’s honor prior to the game.  It is part of 2009 First Responders Day.  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.

First Responder’s Day was created by the Twins to honor people who have dedicated themselves to serving their communities in public safety capacities each and every day.

All first responders including but not limited to peace and police officers, paramedics, firefighters, emergency medical technicians, 911 emergency dispatchers and emergency managers will be able to purchase tickets for $1 each (maximum of four) at the Gate H tent on the Metrodome Plaza beginning at 10 a.m. on the day of game only.

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