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Hero Down: Lakeville Police Officer Adam MacDonald Succumbs To Cancer

Lakeville, MN – Lakeville Police Department (LPD) Officer Adam MacDonald died on April 9 after a battle against cancer, according to his department.

The 24-year LPD veteran passed away at his home, surrounded by his friends and family, according to his obituary.

The LPD announced Officer MacDonald’s death in a Facebook post on April 11.

“It is with great sadness we inform you that our partner and friend, Officer Adam MacDonald, #4852, passed away on Saturday after a tremendously courageous battle with cancer,” the post read. “To no surprise for those that knew him, this battle was fought with an incredible amount of inner strength, humility, and grace.”

Officer MacDonald joined the LPD as a community service officer in June of 1998.

He began serving as a sworn police officer one year later.

“He had an outstanding career as a Patrol Officer, DTF Agent, Field Training Officer, Detective, Crisis Negotiator, and Crime Scene Unit member, amongst other things,” the LPD said.

Officer MacDonald’s service made a lasting impact on both his department and his community.

“Adam touched so many lives inside of our organization, and countless more outside of our walls,” the LPD said. “In a profession that can be full of stress and chaos at times, Adam’s calm, compassionate, and professional demeanor was a welcome addition to many calls for service and moments of crisis he responded to.”

Officer MacDonald leaves behind his wife, Nikki, who is also his high school sweetheart, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by their three children, as well as his mother, siblings, nieces, and his extended family.

A fundraising campaign established to help his family in the wake of their loss has raised over $2,300 so far.

Officer MacDonald was laid to rest on April 20, according to the Star Tribune.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Lakeville Police Department Officer Adam MacDonald, 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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