Victor T. Gaddy, who died in a blaze of police gunfire in St. Paul, was laid to rest on November 2 after a funeral at Shiloh Temple on West Broadway. The day before the funeral, an "advisory" email went around to probation officers.
The email speaks for itself and was as follows...
Good afternoon, I am writing to caution all of our PO's to be extra aware and vigilant if you are going to be in North Minneapolis on Friday of this week. The reason being is the funeral for a high profile gang member of the Gangster Disciples will be FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2 at Shiloh Temple on W. Broadway.
The visitation is scheduled from 10-11AM with funeral immediately after. MPD has a strategic plan in place and there will be a heavy law enforcement presence. Everyone needs to keep their eyes and ears open to ensure we are all safe. Please, if you are going to North Mpls Friday for home visits, community contacts or staffings, make your supervisor and coworkers aware of where you will be and when you plan on returning.
Please be safe.
The content of the email was forwarded to a few other folks outside the probation office and eventually made its way to this blogger.