Vigil for Fallen Minnesota Law Officers
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Police officers and sheriff's deputies stood in silent vigil in St. Paul this weekend for those who have died in the line of duty.
The 24-hour vigil began at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peace Officers Memorial by the State Capitol.
Honor guards stood in 20-minute shifts through 7 p.m. Sunday. And a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening included a special tribute to Aitkin County Deputy Steven Sandberg, who was shot and killed by a patient at St. Cloud Hospital in October.
This is part of Law Enforcement Memorial Day in Minnesota, which was Sunday. The memorial honors the 277 Minnesota officers who have died in the line of duty.