Large Crowd of Officers Expected at Deputy Dewey’s Funeral

Monday, August 16th, 2010 at 6:34 am

Up to 2,000 law enforcement officers are expected to pay tribute to Mahnomen County Deputy Christopher Dewey when he’s buried Wednesday in Brooklynn Park.

Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier told the Forum of Fargo-Moorhead that all 20 members of his force, dispatchers included, will make the trip down for the service in Brooklyn Park. This steps in line with the tradition for officers to appear at the funerals of their peers who were killed in the line of duty.

KSTP Minneapolis also reports that officers and support staff from the White Earth Police Department, Minnesota State Patrol and sheriff offices in Clearwater, Becker, Hennepin and Otter Tail counties will fill in.

Dewey was shot in the head and stomach in February 2009 while investigating a report of shots fired in a Mahnomen neighborhood. He never fully recovered and passed away last Monday, Aug. 9.

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