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Local Law Enforcement Will Show Support at Cold Spring Officer's Funeral

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Cold Spring Officer Thomas Decker will be laid to rest at St. Nicholas Cemetery. After the service, law enforcement will participate in two processions through the community.
 
They live to protect and serve and the tragedy that happened to Officer Thomas Decker hits home to everyone who wears a badge.
 
Commander Jeremy Clifton says, "It's a sobering reminder of how dangerous the job is and how our lives could be a stake at any moment."

Commander Clifton expects somewhere between eight to ten officers to attending the funeral. He says he's thankful for the public's support while many remember and celebrate Officer Decker's life.

Clifton says, "We appreciate the gratitude that put forth by the public backing what we do every day."

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Department will there to pay respects. Deputy Brian Martin says attending the funeral is a way to show support for not only Decker, but all law enforcement officers.
 
Deputy Brian Martin says, "The support for our brothers and sisters is paramount. We have drove a lot further distances for less things it's not about the drive it's about showing support and when something like this happens it definitely hits home.

Martin says funerals like these are also reminders for just how dangerous the job can be and how fast things can happen.

Martin says, "Every funeral that I go to that's law enforcement you just can't forget the brotherhood and the way the community comes out to support every day."

Organizers are expecting as many as 2,000 officers from around the country could attend Officer Thomas Decker's funeral tomorrow.
 
Meanwhile, Ryan Michael Larson the man being accused of Officer Decker's death says he was sleeping at the time and says he is innocent. Authorities said they didn't have enough evidence to file charges at this time, but the investigation continues