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Minn. Officer Ambushed Near Apartment

December 02, 2012  | 

Photo courtesy of Minnesota DPS.
Photo courtesy of Minnesota DPS.

A six-year Cold Spring (Minn.) Police veteran described as a "hometown boy" has been shot to death in what authorities called an ambush killing.

Officer Tom Decker was responding to a report of a suicidal man late Thursday when he was shot twice after getting out of his squad car near an apartment behind a bar in downtown Cold Spring. He died at the scene.

Ryan Michael Larson, 34, of Cold Spring, was being held Friday on suspicion of second-degree murder. The county attorney's office was considering criminal charges.

Read the full Associated Press story.

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Angela Thompson @ 12/2/2012 10:54 PM

I'm sorry I don't know How You Feel I've Talked Two Gun's out of the Hand's of Guy's who wanted to Kill them Selve's and Then One Guy On Facebook I stayed With Him Untill he settled Down. my brother is a Professional at Doing This. He does this for The Denton PD, I'm Just a Drug Head, who set out to Save His Life and The Life's of Other Officer's by Living on the Inside, Looking for The Drug's and Waiting on the Big Load's. I was an achertecterial designer, and a mechanical Engineer, Then when My Bubba wanted to be a Federal Marshel, My Dad bragged on Him a Little to Much so I sent My Resume to the FBI, But Still Covered The Street. I have an Internal Frequency which help's Me, Stay Safe. Believe it or Not. I have The same Sence's as a Drug Dog. If You have any in You car, On You anywhere even if You Swolloed it, I can see it thru My Frequency which is a Group of Guy's talking to me and all I have to do is Think back, They Read My Brain, they actualy Talk to me and help me See with my Eye's Open, they can Show me The last Ticket You Wrote or a Picture in Your Wallet. I know Who I'm going to meet before I meet them. I'm focusing My Time on People with Cancer, They can see this to and Tell me so I can tell them so They can get Checked and in Chemo quicker. and get Live in Remission and Cancer's Gone. Even Mosquito Bite's. They can see Child Molester's and Tell me, so I can try to get in as a Baby Sitter or An Aid helping Old people who are being abused and Taken advantage of. If a Dr. has Done somthing Wrong in a Local Hospital Knowing it. My Frequency know's it. I can Start By Reporting it, to the Family. It's time these Dr.'s and Nurse's Who take a professional Position answer Up. Even if A Cop Pull's a Trigger because he wanted too. Not because he needed too. Good Night and Thank You for Your Service Sir. Forget it. If The Good Lord Intended for Him to Stay he wouldn't have Commited Suicide. all You can do is Try. One Day these Frequency's will be Used for law Enf

BW @ 12/3/2012 4:24 PM

Considering charges?! What the hell is there to consider?!

chuck @ 12/3/2012 4:26 PM

You don't sound like a leo. You talk crazy bud. Stay off of here.

JJ @ 12/3/2012 5:10 PM

If he was ambushed and killed.....that is premeditated fist degree murder, not some watered down version......and what the hell is the County Attorney to spell murder!

Dj @ 12/3/2012 6:02 PM

In the State of Minnesota, a person can not be charged with 1st degree murder until they have been indicted by a grand jury.

JJ @ 12/3/2012 6:42 PM

OK....I give, so he was CONSIDERING criminal charges! WOW, convene a grand jury to ask permission to try premeditated murder. Great liberal system.

Mike @ 12/3/2012 7:05 PM

Your watch is over my brother. May you rest in peace

Billy @ 12/3/2012 10:42 PM

My heartfelt sympathy for the family of Officer Larson and I hope his killer gets what he deserves. This sounds like a "Suicide by Cop," but the cop got killed instead. I don't want to second guess what this officer did or didn't do and I don't nearly have enough information to make any kind of assessment, but based on what is contained here, it seems the officer might have driven right up to the incident scene. I've seen a number of these LEO ambush killings where this may have been the case in the past couple of years. I have to ask myself are these officers getting too close? Are they stopping a half-block or more away from the incident address like I was taught some 35 years ago? It is disturbing the number of these ambushes that are taking place. Let's be careful out there!

S.S @ 12/4/2012 6:52 AM

Considering? WOW!! DJ thanx for clearing that up. Cause 2nd degree murder it just doesn't sound right. It should be capital murder. Anyways l guess we just gotta wait til the slow wheels of justice turn. I hope this guy gets whats coming to him. Hopefully the DEATH PENALTY is it. If MN has it. Til then R.I.P. Officer Decker. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and your brothers and sisters in your Depatment.

S.S @ 12/4/2012 6:55 AM

oh yeah and Angela Thompson don't know what your babbling about but get back on your meds cuz you sound like a nut. Like Chuck said stay off the sight please.

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