Mendota Heights cops take daughter of slain officer to her dance

Typically, Amy Patrick’s dad would have accompanied her to her school’s father-daughter dance on Saturday night. But he couldn’t, because he was shot to death by a meth dealer last year in Mendota Heights. Her dad is Scott Patrick, the police officer.

She went to her school’s dance on Saturday night, however. She was accompanied by seven Mendota Heights cops, KSTP reported.

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“We cannot replace Scott, and we’re not going to try to,” Officer Mike Shepherd said. “But we can make sure that Erin and Amy, both, are not ever standing alone in those times where Scott would have been there for them.”