Michael Brasel Wiki – Michael Brasel Biography
Michael Brasel, the murder of a loving father and respected youth hockey coach in a peaceful St. Paul, Minnesota, neighborhood has shocked his family and community.
According to WCCO-TV, KSTP-TV, and the Star Tribune, Michael Brasel was shot dead in his driveway Saturday morning while confronting a man attempting to steal his wife’s car. Brasel’s widow, Hilary Brasel, a nurse, says she tried to save her husband after waking up to the sound of three gunshots in a tragic Facebook post. Ever the protector and good man, he stood up for me with his last effort and breath,” read part of the post.
I never thought I’d have to try CPR on my husband while my boys called 911 and watched.” “I never imagined we’d have to ride in a squad car to assist SPPD investigators in finding his killers,” she wrote. Never thought my children would need to be DNA swabbed to help eliminate DNA from my car to catch his killer,” the post added. I never imagined telling Life Source that Michael would benefit others through tissue and organ donation. I never imagined that today would be my last day with him.”
Michael Brasel was 44 years old
Michael Brasel Killed, Investigation Report
The 44-year-old father of two “had the best sense of humor, giant love for his boys, and ever-giving spirit to help out those around him,” according to his wife. He was one in a million, and I don’t know what I’d do without him,” she added. Nancy Larkey, the Brasels’ neighbor, told KSTP that it was “just plain heartbreaking for them [the boys] to lose their dad out of the blue.” It never occurred to me that someone of low repute — to put it kindly — would commit such a heinous act.” According to a GoFundMe page set up to help with burial expenses, Brasel was a “devoted coach who inspired and encouraged countless young athletes to achieve their full potential.”
As of Monday afternoon, the fundraising had raised more than $100,000.
There have been no arrests.