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A caisson and riderless horse, followed by family members, enters Acacia Park Cemetery in Mendota Heights, Minn., for the burial of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on Wednesday August 6, 2014. (Pioneer Press: Jean Pieri)

Slain Mendota Heights officer remembered as caring dad, compassionate cop

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WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. – In a sea of blue uniforms and black-clad badges that gave way to an unabating column of squad car lights, thousands of mourners packed a West St. Paul neighborhood church and the surrounding streets Wednesday to pay their respects to fallen Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick.


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