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Shine a blue light for officer's family

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With a simple flip of a light switch, local law enforcement is asking the community to help support the family of a fallen officer.

Lake City Police Officer Shawn Schneider died Friday, December 30 after he was shot in the head responding to a domestic disturbance on December 19.

During his hospitalization, Schneider's wife had asked Minnesotans to leave a porch light on.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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