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Sheriff Deputy Dewey remembered as a hero


Update 12:30 p.m.

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. -- Family and friends remembered Christopher L. Dewey as a hero.

The 27-year-old Mahnomen County deputy sheriff, who was shot 18 months ago, was eulogized Wednesday as a person who was there when people needed him.

"After the shooting, people called Chris a hero, but I think he always has been," his sister-in-law, Hannah Bergman, said in the deputy's eulogy.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.