Flags flown at half-staff for MN officer killed in the line of duty

By KBJR News 1

Credit: DoD

August 5, 2014 Updated Aug 5, 2014 at 1:00 PM CDT

St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Governor Mark Dayton has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota on Wednesday in honor of police officer Scott Patrick.

United States and Minnesota flags will be flown at half-staff exactly one week after Patrick was shot and killed while in the line of duty on Wednesday, June 30.

A native to West St. Paul, Patrick was 47-years-old and a 19-year veteran of the Mendota Heights Police Department. He was the department’s senior officer and had a desire to help others.

Patrick will be remembered by his wife, Michelle; his two teenage daughters, Erin and Amy; and his immediate and extended family as well as community members.

Scott's life will be celebrated with full police honors on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Saint Stephen's Lutheran Church in West Saint Paul. Afterwards a burial will take place at Acacia Park Cemetery.

Ramona Marozas