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Bulb sales benefit Decker family

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Dec 17, 2012 at 7:44 am

RICHMOND, Minn. (KNSI) Richmond firefighters are selling blue light bulbs to raise money for the family of a Cold Spring-Richmond police officer who was killed on duty in November.

The bulbs cost $5 each, of which $4 will go to memorial funds for Tom Decker.

Richmond firefighter Skip Halvorson says it's important to show community support after such a tragic incident. He hopes people will turn on the blue lights at night to build a sense of community.

Halvorson got the idea from the Douglas County sheriff's department, which raised almost $900 for Decker's family.

Decker was fatally shot behind a Cold Spring bar as he and a partner were checking on a man who was reported to be suicidal.

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