Flags Lowered at Police Station Amid Reports of Officer Dead
WAYZATA, Minn. (AP) _ Flags are flying at half-staff at a suburban Minneapolis
police department amid reports that one of its officers was struck and killed by
The Wayzata Police Department has not officially announced the officer's death
but has called a news conference for 4:30 p.m. Friday.
Minneapolis Police Chief Medaria Arradondo asked those attending his
swearing-in ceremony Friday afternoon for a moment of silence for the officer
who he said had been killed.
The officer was stuck while removing debris from Highway 12, and the eastbound
lanes were shut down for several hours. Video from a traffic helicopter
showed a silver van or SUV with front-end damage stopped on the road.
Few details were immediately released. The Wayzata Police Department did not
immediately return a call seeking details.