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Minnesota Officer Shot, Killed During Traffic Stop

July 30, 2014  | 

Officer Scott Patrick. Photo: Facebook
Officer Scott Patrick. Photo: Facebook

Officer Scott Patrick of the Mendota Heights (Minn.) Police Department was shot and killed during a traffic stop in West St. Paul around noon Wednesday, reports KSTP-TV.

Patrick was 47 years old and leaves behind a wife and two teenage children. He had been a police officer with Mendota Heights since 1995, according to Chief Mike Aschenbrener.

Officer Patrick was shot in the head. He was transported to Region's Hospital, where he later died. Witnesses said they heard three gunshots in the quiet neighborhood.

Authorities are looking for Brian Fitch Senior, 39. Multiple agencies are involved in the search and investigation.

Tags: Officer Down, Duty Deaths, Minnesota, Mendota Heights (Minn.) PD


Comments (4)

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MN Cares @ 7/30/2014 8:59 PM

My thoughts and prayers go to the family of Officer Patrick. This type is event is happening way to often. And, people wonder why some LEO's can come across stern and no non-sense. This is why. RIP!

MN Cares @ 7/30/2014 9:07 PM

FYI The shooter has been caught. He was shot and is now in police custody at the hospital along with a female companion. Her role isn't really clear yet.

TERRY F. ZECH VAPD (RET) @ 8/1/2014 1:31 PM

Rest in peace Officer Patrick, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. Godspeed as you now patrol the streets of gold. No such thing as a routine traffic stop. No complacency always vigilant keeps you alive. You never know even if it's a friend you know, you don't know the circumstances of his violation stay alert and safe all of us.

Jackie Kritzeck @ 8/5/2014 9:11 PM

We continue to pray for the family and all the uniformed family .RIP Officer Scott

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