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Sergeant Michael J. Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota


Michael J. "Owshaney" Lawrence

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 30, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 26 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Michael Lawrence was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect at Fourteenth Avenue North and Sixth Street North.

As he approached the man he was shot in the head and killed. The shooter was chased by other officers and shot and killed.
Sergeant Lawrence had been employed with the Minneapolis Police Department for 26 years and was facing mandatory retirement on January 1, only two days away. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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.

You will always be honored and revered as time never diminishes, It is so tragic you weren't able to complete those last two days before you retired.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 30, 2011


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