Dad, 71, Completes Police Training in Honor of Slain Son

He hefted 150-pound dummies, took pepper spray in the face, scaled fences and maneuvered squad cars through hairpin turns. Some people kidded Darold Russell that police academy is no place for a septuagenarian. Russell, 71, didn’t listen. Last year, he completed 762 hours of officer training in remembrance of his only son, a Roseville, Minn.
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