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Over a Year After Shooting, Dewey Back in Minnesota

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010 at 9:28 am
Image: Caring Bridge, Emily and Chris Dewey

Image: Caring Bridge, Emily and Chris Dewey

Former Cambridge resident and Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey is back in Minnesota.  His wife, Emily, wrote in a post on the website Caringbridge.org on Tuesday, “In fact, I can’t believe it’s already been a week since Chris and I returned to Minnesota!  Thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers during this stressful transition. First, Chris is doing very well.”

Dewey was shot while on duty in February of 2009.

He was shot in the head and chest while responding to a call of a drunk individual at a mobile home park.   Charges were filed against two men.  Daniel Vernier, 27, was sentenced to 24 months in prison for serving as an accomplice in the shooting.   The man accused of pulling the trigger, Thomas Fairbanks, awaits trail.

Dewey  survived 4.5 hours of surgery following the shooting and went through rehab in Colorado.

Dewey, a  former football player at Cambridge-Isanti High School, received two medals for his bravery and courage.  He received both the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart award for his efforts and recovery.

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