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Police Officer dies after being hit by squad car

According to the Star Tribune, a police officer died Friday after being hit by a squad car in the line of duty on Nov. 1.

Mark Berinard, 34, a Minneapolis Park Police officer, was on foot chasing a suspect when a squad car had struck him in the alley, which was also pursuing the suspects.

After being admitted to the hospital, Bedard suffered from a collapsed lung, several broken bones, and a torn aorta. During surgery, his heart had stopped twice causing him to have a stroke.

This is the first time in the department's 100 years that an officer died in the line of duty from a traumatic incident. Bedard was a 12-year veteran of the park force.

According to the Pioneer Press, Bedard was pronounced dead around noon Friday.