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Slain Minn. officer mourned by family, friends

Sgt. Joseph Bergeron 'always looked out for his colleagues'

By Elizabeth Mohr
St. Paul Pioneer Press

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. — Sgt. Joseph Bergeron was "a cop's cop" who loved his job and was always willing to help lift a colleague's spirits.

The 26-year veteran of the Maplewood Police Department was shot and killed in what was described as an ambush attack Saturday, after he responded to an early-morning report of a carjacking.

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