Funeral Set for Aitkin County Deputy
AITKIN (AP) - A funeral has been set for the Aitkin County sheriff's deputy who was killed in the line of duty.
The funeral for Steven Sandberg is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday at Aitkin High School. Visitation will be Thursday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Aitkin United Methodist Church.
The 60-year-old deputy was killed Sunday at St. Cloud Hospital where he was watching a patient who authorities say had terrorized his wife and apparently attempted suicide. The Aitkin County Sheriff's Office says that patient, Danny Hammond, grabbed Sandberg's gun and killed him. Authorities used a stun gun to subdue Hammond, who later died.
Sandberg will be buried at Bennettville Cemetery.