An off-duty Alexandria police officer was killed Friday night when his snowmobile collided with another in Douglas county.
The Star Tribune reports that officers were called to a snowmobile crash on the Central Lakes Trail after eight pm on Friday Night, where they found two injured men. One of the victims was Officer Patrick Callaghan, 31, the Echo Press said.
Both victims were airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, where Callaghan died. The second victim, Mark Ruder, 25, of Glencoe, is listed as in serious condition.
The Echo Press reported that the crash is under investigation by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, and the Minnesota State Patrol.
According to the Star Tribune, Callaghan was hired by the Alexandria Police Department in 2007, and has a long history of law-enforcement in his family.