Minn. officer dies 12 years after injury


By Paul Walsh
Star Tribune

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — A former Minneapolis police officer who pushed a man out of the path of a drunken driver to safety has died 12 years after his leg was severed in that North Side collision.

David R. Loeffler, 36, an Aitkin County prosecutor, died Friday at his home in Aitkin from long-term complications from losing his leg, his family said Monday.

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