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.
“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.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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