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St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts helped emcee the evening's Law Enforcement Memorial Day event in the New Richmond High School auditorium. Photo by Jeff Holmquist

Ceremony honors fallen law enforcement heroes

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Dozens of area law enforcement and public safety personnel, along with their families, attended a somber St. Croix County Law Enforcement Memorial Day event May 15 in New Richmond.

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The gathering was the first such local memorial ceremony, which focused on those officers, deputies and public employees who lost their lives in the line of duty in 2012. A list of more than 150 names was read aloud as part of the evening.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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