Roughly 1,000 people attended the funeral of Forest Lake Police Officer Kurt Kowarsch on Wednesday, Sept. 1, at Eaglebrook Church in Lino Lakes. A processional, which included a long line of law enforcement escorts, traveled east on 170th Street and north on Manning Trail to South Green Lake Cemetery in Chisago City. Kowarsch died in a UTV accident while spending time at his cabin in Wisconsin on Saturday, Aug. 21. He was a sergeant with the Forest Lake Police Department.

Hannah Davis is the Area Editor at the Forest Lake Times. You can contact her at or (763)233-0709

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