Wife of police officer killed in Burnsville shooting releases statement

(ABC 6 News) – The wife of Paul Elmstrand, one of three first responders who were killed during a shooting on Sunday, has released a statement on her husband’s death.

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The City of Burnsville sent out a press release on Cindy Elmstrand-Castruita’s behalf, which reads:

“Our family is heartbroken at Paul’s death. He was an amazing husband, father, son, and friend to many. He loved to laugh and loved to play. He was the most generous, loving, patient person I’ve ever known with the biggest smile. He would stay awake so others could sleep. He could make anyone in a room feel welcome. He wore the same pair of pants and the most basic clothes so that he could spoil me and our children. He had a servant’s heart and would drop everything to help someone who was in need, whether it be family, friend or someone on the street. He loved his job as a police officer and had a strong bond with those he worked with, but he always placed his family first. He had an inner-confidence that was anchored in his faith in Jesus Christ.”