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Cold Spring to mark 1 year since officer's death

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Willmar Minnesota 2208 Trott Ave. SW / P.O. Box 839 56201

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — Residents of Cold Spring will mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil.

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The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of Decker's widow, Alicia (http://on.sctimes.com/18rRbXj ). It will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of city hall.

Decker was on duty last Nov. 29 when he responded to a report of a possibly suicidal man in an apartment above a downtown bar. He was shot behind the bar as he looked for the man in question, who police later cleared in the shooting.

A second man whom police were prepared to arrest for the killing committed suicide in early January.

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Information from: St. Cloud Times, http://www.sctimes.com

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