Former Murray police officer, wife, killed in Minnesota motorcycle crash

Officer Steve Nanney and his wife Susie. Photos Courtesy: Blaine City Police Department

BLAINE, Minn., June 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A former Murray police officer and his wife were killed in an off-duty motorcycle crash in Minnesota over the weekend.

The incident occurred Friday when Officer Steve Nanney and his wife Susie, both 51, were involved in a head-on crash with a truck in Elk River, the Blaine Police Department said in a news release on Facebook.

“Officer Nanney was a dedicated servant to our community for over ten years,” the statement says. “Most recently he was the School Resource Officer for the last three years at the Blaine High School, a job he loved. He was fortunate to be able to serve, mentor, and impact the youth in our community.┬áSteve was also very active in his work volunteering in multiple capacities for Special Olympics.”

Nanney served as a Murray City Officer from 2005 to 2008, Murray City Police said in a statement on Facebook.

“We are saddened to report the loss of former Officer Steve Nanney and his wife Susie in a motorcycle accident this past weekend,” the statement says. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Nanney family and the Blaine City Police Department.”

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Susie Nanney was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota.

“Susie was dedicated to the dietary health of children in promoting healthy lifestyles for hunger relief and school wellness,” the Blaine Police Department statement says. “Their compassion and kindness were well known in our community.”

The news release continues: “We are asking for your support for the Nanney family, as well as our family at the Blaine Police Department. This will be a time of grief in our Blaine Community but we know we will get through this with you all together.”

Just after 6 p.m. Friday, Elk River police were called to the crash, near the 21100 block of Twin Lakes Road, where they found the Nanneys, of Ham Lake, dead.

The truck driver, a 17-year-old Elk River resident, suffered minor injuries, authorities said. The crash remains under investigation.

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