We’ve been flooded with questions today regarding whether Broncos receiver Eric Decker, a native of Cold Spring, Minnesota, is related to Tom Decker, a 31-year-old Cold Spring police officer who was killed Thursday night in an apparent ambush.
Eric Decker’s agent, Todd France, tells PFT that Eric Decker is not related to Tom Decker.
It makes the situation no less tragic. Tom Decker has four young children. He and his partner were responding to a call regarding a potentially suicidal man. When they arrived, the man shot and killed Decker.
It’s a reminder of the risks law-enforcement personnel take every day. We extend our condolences to Officer Tom Decker’s family, friends, and colleagues.