Hinckley Driving Instructor Beaten on Morning Stroll

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 at 7:39 am

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Dwaine Palmer, 64, has lived and worked in Hinckley his whole life, so his wife says she is “shocked” that he was the victim of a malicious beating Sunday morning while taking his dog on their daily morning walk .

Palmer is in the North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale where he is scheduled for surgery Tuesday for the injuries sustained after the attack.  His wife, Barbara, tells Red Rock Radio her husband will undergo extensive surgery which could take up to five hours, and his mouth may be wired shut for several weeks.

Barbara Palmer talks about her husband’s injuries:

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Palmer went for a walk with his dog around 6:30 a.m. Sunday when a car pulled up and a group of  men asked him for a cigarette.  Palmer told the men he does not smoke and the car drove away.  Barbara Palmer said the car then pull around the back of a building, the men jumped across the street, and began beating her husband, including kicking him in the head .

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Dwaine Palmer has worked as a driving instructor for 42-years and his wife says the most difficult part is trying to understand why her husband was targeted.

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No arrests have been made in the case.  Anyone with information can contact the Pine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-629-8380.

5 Comments

  1. Sick People 12/1/09 at 10:06am

    What the heck is wrong with people these days? What on earth did this older gentlemen do to these kids — NOTHING. There is no excuse in the world for this! Just when you think your safe in a small town, I guess you find out differently. My heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to the family and to Mr. Palmer. Hopefully they catch these malicious people and put these people away.

  2. Justice 12/1/09 at 5:29pm

    Why in the last month have two possibly four people been assaulted in the small town of hinckley and now that someone almost died something is shown in the news. How safe can we feel walking our dogs or taking our kids for a walk with these people out there. Something needs to be done to make it so people feel safe again. My heart, thoughts and prayers goes out to Mr. Palmer and his family and I hope that once they catch these people they are prosectued to the full exent of the law so that maybe just maybe others that have done this before or are thinking about it that maybe they will think twice.

  3. Debbie Prudhomme 12/2/09 at 10:22am

    Unbelieveable treatment of human beings against each other. Where are people’s consciences? A man that dedicates his life to teaching people to drive in itself requires a lot of appreciation, and then to see his innocence in it all is the most saddening.

  4. SIckofviolence 12/2/09 at 10:38am

    Maybe some of the resources from the Tribe police force can be used to help clean up that area in Hinckley where that apartment complex is located. Something needs to be done. There are little children living in there with no parental guidance or supervision at all. The elderly and young are not safe… who else. I know I’m not going to Hinckley dark. Who needs that?

  5. Dave Mellesmoen 12/6/09 at 5:31pm

    Dwaine took me in as a foster child back in 1973 and has been a positive influence in my life ever since. He is a strong man and will pull through this. My prayers are with you Dwaine. As for those three guys, Karma is a great equalizer. Enjoy prison fellas!

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