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  • John E. Moore

    John E. Moore

    Chief Moore and Officer Bratz traveled to a neighboring town to serve an arrest warrant on suspect wanted for spousal abuse.More >>
    Chief Moore and Officer Bratz traveled to a neighboring town to serve an arrest warrant on suspect wanted for spousal abuse.More >>
  • Donald G. Spike

    Donald G. Spike

    Patrolman Spike was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic following a football game.More >>
    Patrolman Spike was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic following a football game.More >>
  • Richard F. Schinzing

    Richard F. Schinzing

    Schinzing succumbed to a heart attack while struggling with a suspect he was trying to arrest.More >>
    Schinzing succumbed to a heart attack while struggling with a suspect he was trying to arrest.
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  • John Gantenbein

    John Gantenbein

    Marshall Gantenbein was shot and killed when he intervened in a disturbance in a bar run by his son.More >>
    Marshall Gantenbein was shot and killed when he intervened in a disturbance in a bar run by his son.More >>
  • Richard G. Parquette

    Richard G. Parquette

    Corporal Parquette responded to a criminal damage complaint. As he went up the stairs, a male neighbor shot the officer 22 times with an AR15 assault weapon.More >>
    Corporal Parquette responded to a criminal damage complaint. As he went up the stairs, a male neighbor shot the officer 22 times with an AR15 assault weapon.More >>
  • John Joseph Kavajecz

    John Joseph Kavajecz

    Jailer Kavajecz died when the sheriff's squad car he was riding in, was struck by another automobile that failed to obey a stop sign.More >>
    Jailer Kavajecz died when the sheriff's squad car he was riding in, was struck by another automobile that failed to obey a stop sign.More >>
  • Louis E. Gagner

    Louis E. Gagner

    Patrolman Gagner died when he came in contact with a live electrical wire while directing traffic following a storm.More >>
    Patrolman Gagner died when he came in contact with a live electrical wire while directing traffic following a storm.More >>
  • Michael R. Baribeau

    Michael R. Baribeau

    Patrolman Baribeau was shot in an unprovoked attack while responding to a domestic disturbance call of a man with a gun.More >>
    Patrolman Baribeau was shot in an unprovoked attack while responding to a domestic disturbance call of a man with a gun.More >>
  • Jason S. Zunker

    Jason S. Zunker

    Deputy Sheriff Zunker was struck by a vehicle after responding to a fire. While directing traffic around the fire and emergency equipment, Deputy Zunker was struck by an oncoming vehicle.More >>
    Deputy Sheriff Zunker was struck by a vehicle after responding to a fire. While directing traffic around the fire and emergency equipment, Deputy Zunker was struck by an oncoming vehicle.More >>
  • Matt Olson

    Matt Olson

    Officer Olson was shot and killed while retrieving a stolen horse. He was 45.More >>
    Officer Olson was shot and killed while retrieving a stolen horse. He was 45.More >>
  • Wally L. Larson

    Wally L. Larson

    Sheriff Larson died in an automobile accident when his squad car collided head-on with a semi tractor-trailer.More >>
    Sheriff Larson died in an automobile accident when his squad car collided head-on with a semi tractor-trailer.More >>
  • Walter Gaik

    Walter Gaik

    Gaik died at the age of 58 after serving for 9 years. He was ambushed and shot by a 15-year-old while on patrol.More >>
    Gaik died at the age of 58 after serving for 9 years. He was ambushed and shot by a 15-year-old while on patrol.More >>
  • Adolph Jacobson

    Adolph Jacobson

    Constable Adolph Jacobson was shot in the back of the neck as he exited a house where he had just served eviction papers.More >>
    Constable Adolph Jacobson was shot in the back of the neck as he exited a house where he had just served eviction papers.More >>
  • Allen Albee

    Allen Albee

    Deputy Albee was shot by a suspect wanted in connection with another shooting.More >>
    Deputy Albee was shot by a suspect wanted in connection with another shooting.More >>
  • Charles G. Coleman

    Charles G. Coleman

    Deputy Charles Coleman, 40, and his brother, Undersheriff Milton Coleman were shot and killed while looking for a pair of robbery suspects. The suspects fled.More >>
    Deputy Charles Coleman, 40, and his brother, Undersheriff Milton Coleman were shot and killed while looking for a pair of robbery suspects. The suspects fled.More >>
  • Clarence J. Erickson

    Clarence J. Erickson

    Patrolman Clarence Erickson was shot and killed when he attempted to apprehend a suspect who had just shot Patrolman Lee Murphy of the St. Croix County Highway Patrol.More >>
    Patrolman Clarence Erickson was shot and killed when he attempted to apprehend a suspect who had just shot Patrolman Lee Murphy of the St. Croix County Highway Patrol.More >>
  • Deborah M. McMenamin

    Deborah M. McMenamin

    Trooper Deborah McMenamin was struck by a vehicle while issuing a traffic citation.More >>
    Trooper Deborah McMenamin was struck by a vehicle while issuing a traffic citation.More >>
  • Elmer Sundby

    Elmer Sundby

    Chief Sundby was killed by gunfire while pursuing a street car robber.More >>
    Chief Sundby was killed by gunfire while pursuing a street car robber.More >>
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