Fairbanks: Dewey's death was my fault
CROOKSTON, MN (WDAZ-TV) - The man accused of murdering a Mahnomen County Deputy testified in his own defense. The prosecution in the Thomas Fairbanks trial rested Monday and the defense began, and ended, Tuesday.
Thirty-four-year-old Thomas Fairbanks is accused of first-degree murder in the death of Mahomen County Deputy Chris Dewey. He was shot in the head and abdomen in February 2009 and died 18 months later as a result of his injuries.
St. Paul, Minn. (WDAY TV) - Friends, family, and communities around the country are mourning the deaths of fallen officers. Officers killed in the line of duty. Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey's name now lines a monument at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier said he expects “an emotional ceremony” tonight when the names of 316 officers killed in the line of duty – including one of his own, Deputy Christopher Dewey – are called off during a candlelight vigil in Washington, D.C.
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