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Blue light bulbs sold for family of fallen Minnesota police officer
By: Associated Press report, St. Cloud (Minn.) Times
Tom Decker’s family
The children and former wife of Cold Spring, Minn., police Officer Tom Decker gather in their Sartell, Minn., home Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Pictured are mother Becky Decker, and children (from left) Jade, Devon, Kelly and Justin. Decker, 31, was killed Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, in what police say was an ambush near Winner’s Bar in Cold Spring. (Dave Schwarz / St. Cloud Times, Associated Press)
Officer Tom Decker
RICHMOND, Minn. — Richmond firefighters are selling blue light bulbs to raise money for the family of a Cold Spring-Richmond police officer who was killed on duty in November.
A St. Cloud Times report says the bulbs cost $5 each, of which $4 will go to memorial funds for Tom Decker.
Richmond firefighter Skip Halvorson says it’s important to show community support after such a tragic incident. He hopes people will turn on the blue lights at night to build a sense of community.
Halvorson got the idea from the Douglas County sheriff’s department, which raised almost $900 for Decker’s family.
Decker was fatally shot behind a downtown bar as he and a partner were checking on a man who was reported to be suicidal. Decker had two sons and two daughters.