First Hmong Ramsey Co. Deputy Victim Of Fire

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ka Lee Yang, 49, was found in the apartment's bathroom, but investigators aren't sure why he was there.

"Ka Lee was a deputy sheriff for Ramsey County from 1992 until 2001," said Holli Drinkwine, Ramsey County Sheriff's spokesperson. "He was the first Hmong deputy with our department."

Firefighters went to the 8-unit apartment building on the 1600 block of Sloan Street just before 7 Saturday night.

The fire was large, but contained in the eighth apartment and crews were able to put it out quickly.

The fire is under investigation.


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