Minn. cop dies 18 months after being shot

Prior to Deputy Chris Dewey's death, the suspect was charged with attempted murder and 20 felony counts


By PoliceOne Staff

MAHNOMEN COUNTY, Minn. — Deputy Chris Dewey died from gunshot wounds sustained 18 months earlier. He was shot while responding to reports of a drunk driver in Mahnomen, Minn.

On February 18, 2009, Deputy Dewey responded to the call. When he arrived, he was shot in the head and abdomen by the suspect. When back-up units arrived, they found Deputy Dewey and transported him to the hospital.

A search for the suspect led to a nine-hour standoff at mobile home that was near the scene of the incident. The suspect eventually surrendered to police.

Deputy Dewey underwent a series of operations and required rehabilitative care following the initial shooting. In July, he was moved into hospice care where he died from his wounds on August 9, 2010.

Prior to Deputy Dewey's death, the suspect was charged with attempted murder and 20 felony counts in connection with the incident.

Deputy Dewey is survived by his wife.

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