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Fund set up to support White Bear Lake officer shot last week

The Front Line Foundation has established a fund to support White Bear Lake police officer Ryan Sheak, who was shot last week while trying to arrest a man wanted on a felony warrant.

Sheak was shot in the stomach, pelvis and leg and remains in intensive care, the St. Louis Park-based nonprofit said Monday.

Sheak, who was raised in White Bear Lake, is a six-year veteran of the police department. He serves as a board member of The Front Line Foundation.

“Having a member of our Board seriously hurt while on duty hits too close to home,” Suzanne Holt, president and CEO, said in a statement. “We are stepping up the way we know our colleague Ryan would for any law enforcement officer injured in the call of duty.”

To donate, go to and write “Ryan Sheak” in the comment area.

The alleged shooter — 33-year-old Daniel Loren Holmgren Jr. — has been charged in connection with the Jan. 24 shooting inside his apartment. He faces first-degree attempted murder of a peace officer, first-degree assault-dangerous weapon and three counts of first-degree assault-use of deadly force against a peace officer. He remains jailed on $3 million bail.

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