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Lisabeth and Frank Mackall. (Bulletin file photo)

Cottage Grove's Lisabeth Mackall to sign book about police husband Frank Mackall's injury and recovery

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The wife of injured police officer Frank Mackall is signing her new book that explores the family’s journey following his accident.


Lisabeth Mackall recently published “27 Miles: The Tank’s Journey Home” and will be signing copies from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13 at The Book Corner at Seasons Marketplace in Woodbury.

The Mackalls live in Cottage Grove. While working as a Savage police officer, Frank was severely injured in a squad car crash in early January 2012. Lisabeth left her job as a speech therapist and rehabilitation director to focus on Frank’s recovery. She wrote about the experience online, which served as the basis for the book.

“The story is a journal-based, true life emotional walk through a real-life trauma experience,” she said.

Frank is a former Woodbury police officer and Cottage Grove reserve officer.

Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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