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My Story

Welcome to our CaringBridge site. It has been created to keep friends and family updated about our loved one.

On February 18, Deputy Christopher Dewey was shot once in the head and once in the abdomen while on duty in Mahnomen County, Minnesota.He was airlifted from the Mahnomen Hospital to MeritCare Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota.He was in intensive care for only five days and was in acute care until March 5th.From there, he was flown by air ambulance to Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado.Here he is undergoing intense rehabilitative physical therapy.

Chris has wanted to be a law enforcement officer since early childhood, and has fulfilled his dream by being a deputy for the past four years.Growing up in Isanti, Minnesota as the oldest of 5 boys, he began hunting and fishing at a young age.Playing for the State Championship winning football team in 2001 brought him a great sense of pride and accomplishment.He attended Hibbing Community College for law enforcement, and also enjoyed playing for their football team.

He married his highschool sweetheart, Emily, on March 23rd, 2007.They have no children (yet) and are currently residing in Mahnomen County with their “baby”, a German Shepherd puppy named Oscar.

Chris had surgery to repair a leak in his sinus March 31st.  He began to recover well, and returned to rehab at Craig.  One week after his sinus surgery, he had emergency surgery to repair a "bleed" that had developed.  Shortly thereafter, he had two status seuzures, and another surgery to repair a csf leak.  On June 19th he had a VP shunt placed.  This failed on the 27th and was fixed surgically, but then failed the next day, leading to another surgery on the 28th.  On July 29th Chris had a second shunt placed, and that seems to be functioning well.  Among other complications, Chris has had sepsis and meningitis. 

From the day he was shot, God has been with both Chris and Emily, proving what a good and merciful God He is.  Without His presence, Chris would not be where he is today.  Through this experience, Chris and Emily have a new-found faith in the power of prayer.  Chris' sense of humor and incredible strength and determination have also been important factors in his remarkable progress.

Updates on his continuing recovery can be found on this site.

A donation fund has been set up at the Mahnomen State Bank and Trust at: PO box 378 103 N. Main St. Mahnomen, MN 56557, and at any Wells Fargo.

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The address of Craig Hospital is: 3425 South Clarkson St., Englewood, CO 80113.



Kathleen Bennett signed Christopher's Guestbook.

Cherish the memories.  Don't know you or your extended family BUT  God will get you through this I am sure of it.God continue to Bless you all. Read more

Kathleen Bennett signed Christopher's Guestbook.

I still continue to log on every now & then to Chris's web site.  Continued PRAYERS for you Emily as you move on..2 + years.Don't know you OR your ... Read more

Kathleen Bennett signed Christopher's Guestbook.

I also never knew OR don't know you......but still thoughts'''Prayers for you in now your journey to move on.God Bless & Cherish the memories.From........Fargo,ND Read more

Marilyn Seifert signed Christopher's Guestbook.

Chris, I can't believe it's been 3 years since your Homegoing.  Emily, I hope you have found joy in your new life. Still remembering.... Read more

Rachel Brandt signed Christopher's Guestbook.

Thought about Chris today, and Emily. Coming from a family with a retired police officer, my heart still beats for you all and I pray the sunshine keeps glowing and brings ... Read more

Emily Dewey posted a new journal entry.

I have wonderful news!!  In four days we have reached our fundraising goal!  Everyone from the family that would like to attend National Police Week will be able to do ... Read more

Emily Dewey posted a new journal entry.

I am clearly not the most computer savvy person!  If you skip the "www" and just try "christopherdewey.info" it will work...promise this time:)  ... Read more

Emily Dewey posted a new journal entry.

Oops....here is the linkwww.christopherdewey.infoThanks!Hannah Read more

Emily Dewey posted a new journal entry.

Hello again,   I know there has not been any activity on this site since the funeral but I am hoping that some still follow this story.   Most of you already know that ... Read more

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