Minn. Cop killed in high speed chase

Officer Down: Shawn Silvera - [Lino Lakes, Minnesota]

Biographical Info

Age: 32

Additional Info: Officer Silvera had been with the Lino Lakes Police Department for seven years. He leaves behind a wife and two children.

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Officer Silvera was struck and killed by a car police were chasing. He was deploying spike strips when the car struck and killed him.

Date of Incident: September 6, 2005

Suspect Info: The suspect is in custody at the hospital.

(WCCO) A driver fleeing police in a high-speed chase on Interstate 35W Tuesday evening hit and killed a Lino Lakes police officer near Blaine, Minn., police said.

Police said the suspect struck 32-year-old Officer Shawn Silvera as he was laying down tire deflation devices during the chase.

The impact threw Silvera across the highway into a ditch. He was pronounced dead on the scene, officials said.

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