Cold Spring police officer killed during routine check
COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — A six-year police veteran described as a "hometown boy" has been shot to death in what authorities called an ambush killing.
Officer Tom Decker was responding to a report of a suicidal man late Thursday when he was shot twice after getting out of his squad car near an apartment behind a bar in downtown Cold Spring. He died at the scene.
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