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Chris Dewey vigil organizer Charene Vogel, right, watches balloons float through the air with fiance Jim Smith during the vigil held along Highway 59 in Detroit Lakes near Oak Grove Cemetery Thursday night. "She's got a heart of gold," Smith said of his fiancee. "I just had to be by her side." Brian Basham/DL Newspapers

Dewey honored in tribute

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When Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier drove Chris Dewey's squad car on Highway 59 Thursday night, Charene Vogel began to cry.

The Audubon woman couldn't contain herself during a tribute she organized for the Mahnomen County deputy who was shot in the line of duty last year.


"It's sad, but I'm so happy. I've been an emotional wreck," Vogel said.

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