THE NEW FORTY Another One Fell...
Rest in peace Deputy Christopher Dewey -
your service shall not be forgotten.
Another One Fell
By Matt Pierce
Dark glasses can't hide
the tear stained eyes
of the warriors,
these men and women who ... Posted on 8/18/10 at 2:15 PM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Sheriff recalls support
Sheriff Doug Krier, left, and Ross Boulden
Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said he has witnessed law enforcement officers’ generosity.
The sheriff on Friday told incoming Minnesota State Pat... Posted on 4/3/09 at 1:04 PM
A forum on community health care in Polk, Norman and Mahnomen counties will be held 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 18 at the University of Minnesota-Crookston, according to the counties’ public health departments.
A Lengby, Minn., woman was killed in a one-vehicle roll-over in Mahnomen County on Thursday. Tamara Clark, 53, was pronounced dead at County Road 1, east of County Road 4, by White Earth Tribal officers and Mahnomen County sheriff’s deputies, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The State Patrol said a 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix driven by a Detroit Lakes, Minn., man was heading south near Highway 59 mile marker 296 at 3:18 p.m. when it struck a 2005 Honda Accord carrying a family of four from Fergus Falls, Minn.
Family, friends of slain officer Christopher Dewey issue impact statements at hearing Thomas Lee Fairbanks stood solemnly as Minnesota District Court Judge Jeff Remick handed down the mandatory sentence of life in prison without parole Friday for the murder of Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Chris Dewey.
Life in prison mandatory for charge; sentencing set for Sept. 9 A jury found Thomas Lee Fairbanks guilty of first-degree murder in the 2009 shooting of Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey, bringing gasps in the courtroom as the verdict was announced.
Only 45 minutes after the jury resumed deliberations this morning in the trial of Thomas Lee Fairbanks, it asked to return to the court room to listen to a 10-minute audio recording of law enforcement officers during the 2009 standoff.
Thomas Fairbanks took the stand in his own defense in his murder trial, admitting he was responsible and no one else, for shooting Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey. But he had no intent to shoot him, was drunk and on drugs and feared for his own life, Fairbanks said under questioning from his attorney, Jim Austad.
Thomas Fairbanks' defense attorneys have acknowledged he shot Mahnomen County Sheriff's Deputy Christopher Dewey in 2010, but argue he was too intoxicated to form criminal intent. The defense is expected to call Fairbanks' admitted accomplice, Daniel Vernier, to the stand this afternoon.
He was ‘out of it’ after shooting Dewey, she said The sister of Thomas Fairbanks testified for the prosecution Friday in his trial on charges that he murdered Mahnomen County Sheriff’s Deputy Christopher Dewey and assaulted a dozen other officers. But it was clear her sympathy is with her brother.
Deputy Chad Peterson was at the scene and found his partner, Christopher Dewey, trying to get up after shooting The man who shot Thomas Fairbanks testified Thursday he found Dewey down in the snow outside a house across the street from Fairbanks' trailer home in Mahnomen, wounded and struggling vainly to get up.
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