Chris Dewey, the Mahnomen County sheriff's deputy who was shot in the line of duty in February 2009, has died.
Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier confirmed that Dewey died at 10:30 a.m. at home with his wife, Emily, at his side.
Dewey's CaringBridge website also confirmed his death.
"Chris's long and painful battle is over," according to a message posted to the site.
Dewey has been in hospice care for the past month or so. Dewey showed signs of recovery early on that surprised his doctors, but he has had a string of complications in recent months, including a brain hemorrhage and a collapsed lung.
Dewey has been unable to talk since last fall.
He was shot in the head while investigating a suspected drunken driver.
Krier said in a news release that a funeral with full law enforcement honors was being planned.