Former Morrison County deputy dies in motorcycle crash

The Morrison County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of a former deputy after he died in a motorcycle crash this weekend in Sherburne County.

Dave Scherping, 51, was a K-9 handler during his time as a Morrison County deputy; he’s also the father of the agency’s current K-9 handler, Deputy Austin Scherping, the sheriff’s office said.

“Please keep Dave’s family and Austin in your thoughts and prayers. God’s peace Dave, we love you brother, #109/David Scherping, Rest in Peace,” the sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post.

He was driving his motorcycle south on County Road 5 in Sherburne County at around 1:55 p.m. That’s when a northbound truck turned in front of him at the intersection of County Road 4, causing Scherping’s motorcycle to collide with the truck, the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says.

Scherping died at the scene. The driver of the truck wasn’t hurt.

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says the crash remains under investigation.