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Thief River Falls, Minn., police officer Ryan Bassett stands Wednesday with the family of Sgt. Donald Myers, a policeman slain in the line of duty in 1962. (Left to right) Bassett and Myers' daughters Penny Myers, Pam Joppru, widow Florence Lykken and daughter Patty Spicer surround a plaque the police department bought to honor the fallen officer. Photo submitted.

Thief River Falls honors police officer slain in 1962

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At the age of 32, Sgt. Donald Myers took his last breath as a husband, a father and an officer of the Thief River Falls Police Department.

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Myers died on Feb. 17, 1962, after a suspect shot him in the chest with a rifle following a car chase on U.S. Highway 59 through rural Minnesota.

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Brandi Jewett
Brandi Jewett is an enterprise reporter for the Grand Forks Herald and reports on a variety of topics. Other positions she has held at the Herald include city government reporter, general assigment reporter and news intern. She also serves as an alumni adviser to UND's Dakota Student newspaper. A native of Valley City, N.D., 24 years worth of winters haven't scared her out of the state yet.
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