Deputy injured, not seriously, in crash while responding to emergency call

A Beltrami County deputy was injured in a crash responding to an emergency call late Saturday night.

According to the Minnesota State Patrol, 28-year-old Devin Murphy of Walker was southbound on Highway 71 when he collided with the Beltrami County squad car around 11:30 p.m.

Lavonte Hardie was treated for non-life-threatening injuries at Sanford Bemidji.

Murphy was not injured.

Bemidji EMS and the Bemidji Police Department assisted at the scene.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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