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Anoka, MN (KROC-AM News) - A GoFundMe site has been set up to benefit the young family of the Minnesota police officer who died unexpectedly on Wednesday.

A Facebook post by the Anoka Police Department indicates Officer Eric Groebner died suddenly at his home. He joined the Anoka Police Department nine years ago. The cause of his death has not been determined. Officer Goebner is survived by his wife and two children, ages 8 and 5.

Anoka Police Dept. (Facebook)
Anoka Police Dept. (Facebook)

The Anoka Police Department Facebook post describes him as an exceptional Police Officer who was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

"Today there is a hole in our hearts but we know that we are better for knowing him, better for loving him, better for having met him. May he be as blessed in the next life, as we were in this one by knowing him. May we all strive to be a Police Officer like Officer Groebner. A fair, kind, thoughtful and caring man. Rest in Peace Officer Eric Groebner Badge #29"

The GoFundMe site can be found here.


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