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Have a happy safe Memorial Day Weekend

May 24, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

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Justice for Dispatcher Jenna Bixby

May 15, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

In 2018 Minneapolis 911 Dispatcher and MNPEA member Jenna Bixby was killed by a drunk driver. The drunk driver has been sentenced. We are thankful for the sentence and saddened by the loss of Jenna’s life.

The Star Tribune is reporting :

A minister and former college professor has been sentenced to prison for driving drunk while on the wrong side of a Brooklyn Park highway and killing a motorist in a head-on crash as she traveled to work as a Minneapolis 911 dispatcher.

Richard J.M. Shaka, 73, of Blaine, was sentenced Tuesday in Hennepin County District Court to a four-year term for causing the collision with Jenna L. Bixby, 30, on Hwy. 252 the night of Feb. 17, 2018.

With credit for time spent in jail upon arrest, Shaka will serve the first 2⅔ years in prison and the balance on supervised release.

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National Police Week

May 13, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

May 12-18 is National Police Week.
Thank you for all who serve. Thank you for all who have made the ultimate sacrifice.

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It’s National Correctional Officers Week

May 5, 2019 in MNPEA News by MNPEA

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed Proclamation 5187, creating “National Correctional Officers’ Week.” Each year, the first full week in May is recognized as National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, commemorating the contributions of correctional officers and personnel who work in jails, prisons, and community corrections across the country.

MNPEA thanks you for all of your hard work, dedication and service.