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With close family friend Tom Johnson by her side, Rosella Decker, mother of slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker, talks about what a great father her son was, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012 at her home in Cold Spring, Minn Decker, a six-year veteran and father of four, had gone to check on a reportedly suicidal man's welfare when he was fatally shot after getting out of his squad car near a bar in Cold Spring late Thursday. Investigators said Friday that several guns were found, and the suspect, 34-year-old Ryan Michael Larson, was taken into custody. (AP Photo/The St. Cloud Times, Kyndell Harkness)