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Hero Down: Coon Rapids PD Officer Greg Koss Dies Unexpectedly

Coon Rapids, MN – Coon Rapids Police Department (CRPD) Officer Greg Koss died unexpectedly on Monday, according to his department.

Officer Koss passed away at his residence, CRPD confirmed in a Facebook post on Aug. 19.

His exact cause of death was not released.

During his 31 years of service with the CRPD, Officer Koss worked as a patrol officer, firearms instructor, field training officer, and as a narcotics detective.

“This is a tremendous loss to the law enforcement community, and Greg will always be remembered for his welcoming personality, positive attitude and gentle smile,” the department said. “Rest in Peace Greg, thank you for your service.”

Supporters took to Facebook to offer their condolences to Officer Koss’ loved ones.

“This man changed my life,” one commenter wrote. “I was going down the wrong road as a kid and after a few run ins with him, I’m a new person. R.I.P -Greg Koss.”

Another friend said he and he veteran officer recently chatted about Officer Koss’ retirement plans.

“You made such a difference in this world,” the post read. “You will be missed.”

“He was always happy to help his community and was a great asset and a great human being,” another commenter wrote.

Officer Koss leaves behind his wife and children.

A procession of law enforcement vehicles escorted his body from the medical examiner’s office to a local funeral home on Tuesday.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Coon Rapids Police Department Officer Greg Koss, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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