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Update: New Richmond police officer's death ruled an accident

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A longtime New Richmond police officer died Oct. 26 at his home.

The death of Sgt. Scott Turbeville, 39, a 12-year member of the local police department, has been ruled an "accidental death" by the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department.


"We do not suspect any foul play," said Hillstead. He added, "It was not a suicide."

Turbeville graduated from Central St. Croix High School in Hammond in 1990.

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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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