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Minn. officer dies unexpectedly while on vacation

Officer Andy Suerth, 39, leaves behind a wife, who is also a Brooklyn Park officer, and two children


By PoliceOne Staff

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. — A Minnesota police officer died while he was on an out-of-state vacation with his family.

KSTP reports that 39-year-old Brooklyn Park Officer Andy Suerth suffered a medical incident. He was with the force for 14 years. He leaves behind a wife, who is also a Brooklyn Park officer, and two children.

Pictured is Officer Andy Suerth. (Photo/Brooklyn Park PD)
Pictured is Officer Andy Suerth. (Photo/Brooklyn Park PD)

"His nickname was Big Andy because he is a big guy," Police Chief Craig Enevoldsen said. "When you talk about the Teddy Bear effect, that was Andy because he was very kind and compassionate.”

Enevoldsen said a direct liaison has been assigned to the fallen officer’s family.

Suerth’s family created a GoFundMe page to raise funeral and ongoing expenses.

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