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Planning Officer Tom Decker’s Funeral is a Big Logistical Undertaking [AUDIO]

Tomorrow's (Wednesday) funeral for Cold Spring officer Tom Decker is expected to be one of the largest funerals ever held in Central Minnesota. As many as 3,000 people are expected to pack the St. John's Abbey and University Church - as well as two other venues on campus.

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Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker
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3,000 People Expected to Attend Officer Decker’s Funeral

As many as 3,000 people are expected to attend the funeral for Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker. Officials say between 1,500 and 2,000 officers from across the country could be there.

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Tears, Laughter Shared at Vigil in Honor of Officer Tom Decker [AUDIO]

The residents of Cold Spring began the healing process tonight (Monday) with a candlelight vigil. Community members gathered outside of Wenner's Funeral Home to sing, pray, and remember officer Tom Decker.

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Ryan Larson, Stearns County Jail photo
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Charges Against Alleged Cold Spring Cop Killer Delayed

Charges against a man accused of shooting and killing officer Tom Decker have been delayed. The Stearns County Attorney's office requested a 24 hour extension of the hold on 34-year-old Ryan Larson. Judge Vicki Landwehr approved the extension.

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Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker
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Family: Slain Officer ‘Liked to Protect People’

What 8-year-old Kelly Decker remembers about her dad - more than playing Nintendo Wii together, more than the treehouse he was building for Kelly and his other three children - was how he loved to look out for people.

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Flag at half-mast to honor slain Cold Spring Policeman Tom Decker
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Candlelight Vigil for Officer Decker Planned for Tonight

A candlelight vigil is planned for tonight (Monday) in Cold Spring for officer Tom Decker. The event will be held from 6:30 until 7:30 p.m. outside of Wenner's Funeral Home. Organizers ask attendees to bring a candle or flashlight.

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Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker
Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker (Photo: Minnesota BCA)
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Kids of Slain Cold Spring Officer Struggle to Cope

The four children of a slain Cold Spring police officer are struggling to imagine Christmas without their father. Tom Decker was killed late Thursday while checking on a report of a suicidal man. His funeral is Wednesday.

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Funeral Services Have Been Set for Officer Tom Decker

The family of officer Tom Decker, along with the Law Enforcement Memorial Association, have finalized the visitation and and funeral arrangements for the fallen officer.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Deputies Looking for Gun Used to Kill Cold Spring Officer

Minnesota authorities are still looking for the gun used to kill a Cold Spring police officer this week. The Stearns County sheriff's office put out a request Saturday asking members of the public to keep on the lookout for a discarded weapon.

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Ryan Larson
Ryan Larson, Stearns County Jail photo
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Friend: Minnesota Cop-Killing Suspect ‘Not a Monster’

A friend of the man accused of gunning down a central Minnesota police officer says the suspect is "not a monster."

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