In today’s Untold Story of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with St. Cloud Police Officer Ryan Priebe as he has been awarded the Minnesota Peace and Police Officer Association’s Officer of the Year for 2021.
His nomination comes partially from an incident back on June 15, 2020, when he was shot in the hand by a suspect, and it comes partially from his work with the COP House in St. Cloud. The true untold story is how a moment from last summer’s unrest in Minnesota and Officer Priebe’s work at the Community Outpost intertwined in a way that prevented a bad situation from becoming a horrible situation and arguably prevented the violence seen in the Twin Cities from reaching St. Cloud.