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RELEASE: Rep. Novotny Statement on Officer Involved Shooting in Minnetonka

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

St. Paul – State Representative and House Republican Public Safety Committee lead Paul Novotny, R-Elk River, issued the following statement regarding an incident in Minnetonka this morning where a Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputy was shot and another injured while serving a warrant.

“I am grateful to hear that both deputies involved in today’s incident are expected to make a full recovery,” said Novotny. “Every day, law enforcement officers put on their uniforms, say goodbye to their families, and step into a world that has become increasingly hostile to their work and one where criminals have become further emboldened to do them harm. Now more than ever, law enforcement needs to know that they have the full support of elected officials and that we will do everything we can to make sure they have the resources they need to do their jobs safely and effectively.”