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11
Aug

Thousands attend funeral, procession for slain Mendota Heights officer


Hundreds of law enforcement and other public safety agency vehicles wind along Dodd Road, the curb lined with supportive citizens Aug. 6. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A resident of St. Paul’s West Side holds a flag and her daughter, Anelli, 1, as the first wave of a procession for Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick passes. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Members of the South Metro Fire Department, which covers South St. Paul and West St. Paul, salute, as the hearse carrying officer Scott Patrick’s flag-covered casket drives by, making its way to the Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Scott Patrick

People of all ages turned out to line the procession route, as police and fire personnel from all over the state and beyond drove the route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

A woman and two girls walk by St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church during the funeral for officer Scott Patrick. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

James Bauch holds a pole flying the American and POW flags along Dodd Road near Hwy 110 as the funeral procession for officer Scott Patrick passes by. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Anoka police bow their heads in prayer at the funeral of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick, who was killed in the line of duty July 30. An estimated 4,000 members of law enforcement attended the services Aug. 6. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

People of all ages turned out to line the procession route, as police and fire personnel from all over the state and beyond drove the route. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

From the twinkle in his eye as he kidded co-workers to the way he glowed as he talked about his family, Scott Patrick was known to light up a room.

Mon
11
Aug

Aging roads, safety issues spur Southview Blvd. revamp

Steve Mclaughlin pushed a stroller along Southview Boulevard in South St.

Mon
11
Aug

Survey: Low voter turnout behind failed levy

Back in May, school leaders anticipated an easy win in a two-part levy referendum aimed at increasing technology funding, and upgrading facilities and security measures in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan Area School District.

Fri
08
Aug

When life bears an eerie resemblance to a Carrie Underwood song

South-West Review police reports published Aug. 10, 2014 for Inver Grove Heights, South St. Paul and West St. Paul

Mon
04
Aug

Remaining candidate filing opens

Northern Dakota County candidates in cities without primary elections began filing for their candidacy in the 2014 election last week.

Fri
01
Aug

Man with history of violence charged in shooting death of Mendota Heights officer


Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener speaks fondly of the last time he spoke to Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed in the line of duty July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Mendota Heights Police Chief Mike Aschenbrener address members of the media Friday, Aug. 1, at a press conference related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr. in the shooting death of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick. His funeral will be Wednesday. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom and Ramsey County Attorney John Choi hosted a joint press conference Friday, Aug. 1, related to murder charges against Brian George Fitch Sr., following the fatal shooting of Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick, 47. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

West St. Paul police investigate Scott Patrick's murder
The West St. Paul Police Department has spent uncounted hours of overtime investigating the murder of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, who was killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul.

Thu
31
Jul

Community mourns slain Mendota Heights officer


Officer Scott Patrick

Brian George Fitch, Sr.

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photo)

Candles, flowers, flags, and more are left at Dodd and Smith, where officer Patrick was killed July 30 after a routine traffic stop. (Linda Baumeister/Review)

Hundreds of people gathered on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue in West St. Paul on Wednesday night, near where Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was gunned down. Candles, flowers and signs piled up in his honor. (Submitted photo)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The flag at the Holiday station store on Dodd Road was at half-staff, shortly after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was fatally shot nearby July 30. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Investigators inspected the area around Scott Patrick's vehicle, which was left with the driver's side door open. The Mendota Heights officer was fatally shot during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

The driver's side door was left open on the squad car of Scott Patrick, a Mendota Heights officer who was shot and killed July 30 during a routine traffic stop. (Kaitlyn Roby/Review)

Suspect arrested, injured in police shootout
The flag at the Holiday station in West St. Paul was at half-staff Wednesday, hours after a Mendota Heights police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in front of the Dodd Road gas station where cops from both cities departments routinely grab coffee.

Wed
30
Jul

Longtime Mendota Heights officer fatally shot in West St. Paul


Brian George Fitch, Sr.

photos from the scene by Kaitlyn Roby/Review

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Search for suspect continues
The flag at the Holiday Stationstore in West St. Paul was at half-mast Wednesday, hours after a Mendota Heights police officer was fatally shot during a traffic stop in front of the Dodd Road gas station where cops from both cities departments routinely grab coffee.

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