Report: Slain Minn. officer's partner backed away - WXOW News 19 La Crosse, WI – News, Weather and Sports |

Report: Slain Minn. officer's partner backed away

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The partner of a police officer killed in Cold Spring retreated from the shooting and didn't pursue the assailant as he walked away.

That's according to a police document obtained by the Star Tribune. It outlines the chronology Nov. 29 and helps shed light on why no one is in custody.

Cold Spring Officer Tom Decker was shot in the head behind a Cold Spring bar as he and officer Greg Reiter were checking on a possible suicidal man.

According to the document, officer Greg Reiter backed away from the handgun-wielding shooter.

The 34-year-old man reported to be suicidal, Ryan Michael Larson, was arrested but was released five days later.

Reiter's phone rang unanswered and Cold Spring Police Chief Phil Jones didn't immediately respond to a message Saturday.


Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WXOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Theresa Wopat at 507-895-9969. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at