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Minn. Cop Shot In Head Succumbs To Injuries

December 31, 2011  | 

The small southeastern Minnesota town of Lake City is in mourning this weekend over the death of police officer Shawn Schneider, shot in the head early last week during a domestic call.

A spokeswoman from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester said Schneider died about 5:30 p.m. Friday at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, reports the Star Tribune.

Schneider, 32, a nine-year veteran of the Lake City Police Department and a father of three young children, and a well-known figure in the picturesque river town of 5,000, was shot in the head while responding to a domestic dispute on the morning of Dec. 19.

Officer Schneider was shot by 25-year-old Alan J. Sylte Jr. of Hager City, Wis. Sytle was found dead in the home.

Tags: Duty Deaths, Domestic Disputes, Lake City (Minn.) PD


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RICHARD ISAACS @ 1/2/2012 5:38 PM

RIP OFFICER SCHNEIDER. THIS YEAR IS NOT STARTING OUT WELL REGARDING POLICE FATALITIES. PLEASE KEEP THE THOUGHT OF GOING HOME EACH DAY TO YOUR LOVING FAMILIES BEFORE EACH SHIFT.

Bob@Az. @ 1/3/2012 6:21 PM

Damn, we lost another one. My condolences to Officer Schneiders family and fellow Officers. A terrible loss that is felt across the country.

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