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Hero Down: Montgomery Police Officer Bryan Tupy Dies Unexpectedly

Montgomery, MN – Montgomery Police Department (MPD) Officer Bryan Tupy died unexpectedly on July 26, according to his department.

The 31-year-old officer passed away at his home, the MPD said in a Facebook post the following day.

His exact cause of death was not released.

“It is with a very heavy heart I write this. Yesterday, July 26th, Montgomery Police Officer Bryan Tupy #608 passed away unexpectedly at his home,” the post read. “He leaves behind his wife, infant son, loving family, brothers and sisters of law enforcement, and countless friends.”

“Words cannot describe the emptiness we now feel at the Montgomery Police Department,” the MPD said. “Rest easy Bryan! We will continue on, as you would want us to do! We love and miss you. Until we meet again my friend…”

Officer Tupy’s law enforcement career began when he was hired by the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Department, according to his obituary.

He joined the Le Center Police Department (LCPD) as a part-time officer in 2015, the New Prague Times reported.

Officer Tupy had served the MPD since October of 2019.

“Officer Tupy built many positive and close relationships within the department and the community,” the City of Montgomery said in a press release on July 27. “The city will miss Officer Tupy, his presence in the department and the community. The city sends condolence and prayers to Officer Tupy’s family. Missed but never forgotten.”

Officer Tupy leaves behind his wife of three years, Annalee, and his nine-month-old son, Desmond, according to his obituary.

He is also survived by his parents, siblings, grandparents, in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

A fundraising campaign established to help his young family in the wake of their loss has raised over $60,000 so far.

Officer Tupy was laid to rest on Aug. 1.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Montgomery Police Department Officer Bryan Tupy, 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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