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Slain Cold Spring officer had previously worked in Watkins Police Dept. in Meeker County

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Police officer Tom Decker, who was fatally shot in Cold Spring, had formerly worked in law enforcement in Meeker County.

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says Decker died at the scene after he was shot late Thursday behind an apartment in Cold Springs.

Officer Decker, 31, worked 18 months in Watkins Police Department in Meeker County, according to his biography posted on the Cold Springs Police Department's web site.

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