- Associated Press - Sunday, May 15, 2016

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are standing in silent vigil in St. Paul this weekend for those who have died in the line of duty.

The 24-hour vigil began at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Peace Officers Memorial by the State Capitol.

Honor guards will stand in 20-minute shifts until 7 p.m. Sunday. And a candlelight vigil on Sunday evening will include a special tribute to Aitkin County Deputy Steven Sandberg, who was shot and killed by a patient at St. Cloud Hospital in October.

This is part of Law Enforcement Memorial Day in Minnesota, which is Sunday. The memorial honors the 277 Minnesota officers who have died in the line of duty.

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