On May 15, 2014,at the Peace Officers Memorial on the State Capitol Grounds, police officers from around the state and family members paid tribute to fallen Minnesota peace officers. Rochester police honor guard members (from left to right)) Tracy Nepper, Sgt. R.T. Manguson, T.S. Whalen, and Bert Otto paid their respects. At left, Rosella Decker placed a carnation on an honor shield for her son, police officer Tom Decker of Cold Springs, who died in an ambush in 2012. “You just can’t get over that,” she said of losing her son.