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Fundraiser Held for Assaulted Officer Jesse Kipka [VIDEO]

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DUELM – On February 8th, Correctional Officer Jesse Kipka was on the job at the Sherburne County Jail. It was during this day at work, that Jesse and his family would have their lives changed.

Jesse was ambushed by three prisoners, brutally attacked with a chair and hit in the head repeatedly with his own pepper spray can.

Jesse suffered a severe concussion during the attack, and has since experienced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, migraine headaches, and numerous medical appointments.

A fundraiser was held at Jack and Jim’s in Duelm today to help raise money for the family’s expenses. Money raised will go to help the Kipka family with bills and medical expenses.

Jesse’s wife Jen, said the community support has been unbelievable .

“We are just so grateful to our family and friends and to the community that’s rallied around to support our family” she said.

On May 18th, Jesse received a Purple Heart from The Military Order of the Purple Heart Organization, for his sacrifices made as a correctional officer.

Hundreds of items were donated by the community for a silent auction. A spaghetti dinner and dance were also featured during the fundraiser.

Anyone interested in helping the Kipka family who weren’t able to attend, can donate to a benefit account set up at Wells Fargo.


Dan DeBaun , WJON News
Dan DeBaun , WJON News

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