Police officers often say among the most dangerous calls they get are the ones for a domestic disturbance and, unfortunately, that played out in North St. Paul this morning.
A North St. Paul police officer, responding to such a call, was killed when shots were fired at 2253 Skillman Av. E., according to the Star Tribune. Police were responding to a call about a violation of a restraining order. A man at the address was also killed.
A Maplewood police officer was shot in the wrist and is being treated at Regions Hospital.
4:38 p.m. -- Here's the MPR story.
This saddens me greatly. A neighbor kid is a police officer in Mendota Heights...and this rams home the danger he faces when he goes to work. My heart goes out to the officer's family.
I am saddened that we have lost one our partners today. "Critter" was a good man and died doing what God put him on earth to do and what he truly loved doing! He will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends.
Ramsey County ECC