Officer Barry Pankonin, 38, died in a motorcycle accident near his Plymouth home on Tuesday, Aug. 21.
Pankonin was off-duty at the time. He's been a member of the Fridley Police Department for 12 years. He also served with the National Guard.
Plymouth police say the accident happened in the area of Kingsview Lane and 13th Avenue North.
Pankonin was riding alone and wearing a helmet, but sustained serious injuries.
No other vehicles were involved.
12 News Staff
August 22, 2012