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Lieutenant Oscar G. Olson | Duluth Police Department, Minnesota Duluth Police Department, Minnesota


Oscar G. Olson

Duluth Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Monday, December 1, 1941

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 33 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Lieutenant Olson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect who was holed up in his house on West First Street with a gun. Lieutenant Olson attempted to resolve the situation peacefully, but was eventually forced to kick down the door. As he did so the suspect shot him with a revolver. Lieutenant Olson was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Lieutenant Olson had been with the agency for 33 years and had been Chief from 1935 to 1939. He was survived by his wife and child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
December 1, 2011


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