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Cottage Grove council observes silence for wounded Lake City officer

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Cottage Grove Minnesota 7584 80th Street South 55016

The Cottage Grove City Council observed a moment of silence Wednesday to honor the Lake City police officer shot and critically wounded in the line of duty earlier this week.

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Council members, staff and gallery members fell silent for one minute at the beginning of the final City Council meeting of the year to recognize 32-year-old officer Shawn Schneider, who sustained life-threatening injuries when he was shot Monday morning while responding to a domestic disturbance call in Lake City, a small Mississippi River town located roughly 15 miles southeast of Red Wing.

Cottage Grove officers have been involved in three shootings since 2010, the most recent a stand-off in St. Paul Park earlier this year.

Schneider, a husband and father of three, remains in critical condition in a Rochester hospital, according to media reports.

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