Joy Friedman was raped when she was 15 years old. Although she escaped from the home where she was held captive for more than 24 hours, it took her 22 years to get away from the grasps of men who profited from her being forced to strip for or have sex with multiple men.
A one-year agreement with the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office licensed supervisors (lieutenants and commanders) was approved by the Anoka County Board May 13.
It has been over eight-and-a-half years since Lino Lakes Police Officer Shawn Silvera was struck and killed on I-35 while deploying stop sticks to halt a vehicle police were pursuing. His widow, Jennifer Silvera Lindemer, remembers him every day and often shares stories with the two children they had together.
The Anoka County Sheriff’s Office took part in the United States Drug Enforcement Administration’s heroin enforcement effort, “Operation Exile,” Thursday, April 17.