Flags Lowered for Slain Deputy, Funeral Friday

Order in Effect from Sunrise to Sunset

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered all U.S. and Minnesota state flags be flown at half-staff to honor a sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty.

That executive order is in effect Friday from sunrise to sunset. A funeral for Aitkin County Deputy Steven Sandberg will be held Friday at Aitkin High School.

Sandberg was a 24-year veteran of the sheriff’s department and was fatally shot while monitoring a domestic violence defendant at St. Cloud Hospital last Sunday.

Sandberg was also a volunteer firefighter for 17 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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