Memorial Service Planned for Blaine Police Officer, Wife Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Marilyn and Steve Nanney. Photo: Blaine Police Department
Marilyn and Steve Nanney.

June 20, 2018 08:09 AM

A memorial service will be held for the Blaine police officer and his wife who were killed during a motorcycle crash in Elk River Friday night. 

According to a release from the Blaine Police Department, the memorial service will be held Thursday in the Blaine High School auditorium for Steve and Marilyn (Susie) Nanney. Doors will open at 2 p.m. and the service will begin at 2:30 p.m.

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There will be a procession of an emergency vehicle traveling from Blaine City Hall to Blaine High School prior to the service. 

RELATED: Blaine Police Officer and Wife Killed in Off Duty Motorcycle Crash

According to police, at approximately 6:08 p.m. the Elk River Police Department and Elk River Fire Department responded to a two-vehicle accident near the 21100 block of Twin Lakes Road. 

The preliminary investigation indicated that a motorcycle and pickup truck collided head-on. The Nanney's, who were on the motorcycle, were pronounced dead at the scene. 

Steve Nanney served as an officer with the Blaine Police Department for 10 years. For the last three years, he served as the school resource officer at Blaine High School. Marilyn (Susie) Nanney, Ph.D., was an Associate Professor for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. 

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