Town of Aitkin, MN (KROC-AM News) The funeral for Aitkin County Sheriff’s Deputy Steven Sandberg will be held Friday morning at the Aitkin High School.

A visitation for the slain law officer will take place on Thursday from 2 until 7 p.m. at the Aitkin United Methodist Church.

The veteran investigator was murdered on Sunday at the CentraCare-St. Cloud Hospital while he was assigned to monitor a patient, who somehow grabbed the deputy’s gun and shot him several times. The patient, 50-year-old Danny Hammond, had been charged with terrorizing his estranged wife and was hospitalized because of an apparent suicide attempt. He died after hospital security officers used a Taser to subdue him.

(The Minnesota News Network contributed to this story)

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