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Jill Oliveira  651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us
 
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2012
Reward Offered in Investigation into murder of Cold Spring Police Officer
Spotlight on Crime asks the Public to Come Forward with Information

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Jill Oliveira 651-793-2726
jill.oliveira@state.mn.us

REWARD OFFERED IN INVESTIGATION INTO MURDER OF COLD SPRING POLICE OFFICER
Spotlight on Crime asks the Public to Come Forward with Information


ST. PAUL –Spotlight on Crime today announced a reward of up to $100,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for the shooting death of Cold Spring Police Officer Tom Decker. Officer Decker was shot and killed just before 11 p.m. on November 29. Investigators have not identified Decker’s killer and have not found the gun believed to be the murder weapon.


Investigators hope the reward encourages someone to come forward with information. Investigators are also urging Minnesotans, particularly residents who live in the Cold Spring area of Stearns County, to walk their properties in search of a 20 gauge shotgun.

About the case:
Officer Tom Decker, Cold Spring: Murdered November 29, 2012
Officer Tom Decker, 31, was shot and killed just before 11 p.m. on Thursday, November 29 behind Winner’s Bar on Main Street in Cold Spring as Decker conducted a welfare check at a nearby apartment. Officer Decker died at the scene. Investigators with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office believe Officer Decker was killed with a 20 gauge shotgun. However, despite an extensive investigation and search, authorities have not identified Decker’s killer or recovered the murder weapon.


Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 877-782-5683 or the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension at 877-996-6222 or bca.tips@state.mn.us.

Spotlight on Crime is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization fund established by Minnesota businesses in conjunction with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and state and local law enforcement officials. Donations to the fund, which may come from any individual, corporation, foundation or other source, are made available as cash rewards to help solve violent crimes.
www.spotlightoncrime.org

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