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This is an undated courtesy photo of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, 47, who was killed in the line of duty on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Patrick was shot and killed while making a traffic stop Wednesday.

Slain officer has local ties

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Law enforcement officers as well as civilians across the state are reeling from the recent shooting of Mendota Heights veteran police officer Scott Patrick during a routine traffic stop Wednesday, July 30.

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That includes many family members of Patrick’s in the Alexandria and Osakis area.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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