Tricounty News

Holiday Toy Drive for Tom’s family


Consider donating gift for children/family of Officer
Tom Decker


Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, the city of Cold Spring and the Minnesota law enforcement community lost a dear citizen and police officer to a line-of-duty death. Tom Decker, beloved father and husband, leaves behind a wife and four very small children. The Minnesota Auxiliary of Wives Behind the Badge is organizing a toy/gift drive for the family. It is the holiday season, and we want to ensure that the children receive gifts and support of community at this very difficult time.

Please consider donating just one small toy this holiday season, suitable for boys ages 5 to 7, or girls ages 6 to 8 (two boys and two girls).

Other items to consider donating to assist his wife would be gift cards to establishments in Cold Spring: Subway, Holiday Gas Station, Dairy Queen, SuperAmerica, Hardee’s or a Visa gift card that could be used anywhere.

To make arrangements to drop off a donation within the Twin Cities metro, please contact MN Auxiliary Critical Incident Volunteer, Sherri Shanley by Dec. 14, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

A cash donation account has also been set up for the Deckers. Please visit www.facebook.com/MNWBTB for the link.

One Family — One Vision — One Badge

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