Sudden Death of Lino Lakes Officer Investigated

Updated: 05/20/2013 6:58 PM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

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The sudden death of a 37-year-old police officer in a small Minnesota community is unexplained.          

Family members of Chris Bragelman say he seemed like a young, healthy man. Bragelman was having dinner with a friend at the Blue Heron Grill in Lino Lakes when he stopped breathing early Sunday. Restaurant staff called 911, but Bragelman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police tell KSTP they don’t know yet what exactly happened. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating along with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.          

The Associated Press contributed to this report.