Brooklyn Park Officer Emily Krob Remembered
Brooklyn Park Police and the law enforcement community are remembering an officer who fought a courageous battle after she was diagnosed with a rare from of cancer. Officer Emily Krob lost that battle Tuesday – exactly one year after her diagnosis. But a fellow officer says her legacy of positivity will live on. The department is now reflecting on their friend and colleague. “She is now pain free, is how we’re all able to look at it,” says Lt. Toni Weinbeck. “She’s not suffering anymore. So that brings I think a lot of peace.”
Weinbeck was a close friend of Krob’s. She says the 14-year veteran of BPPD was full of life and fought her cancer to the end, always with a smile. “Seeing how she was able to do it. Work through this whole process with such grace. And such gratitude for everybody that was around her. That has, I think, been my biggest lesson just in life in general. She’s amazing.”
Krob had Rhabdomyosarcoma, or RMS. An uncommon cancer of the skeletal muscles, it’s even more rare in adults. Officer Emily Krob was just 38 years old. Funeral arrangements are still pending.