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Conservation Officer Emil Skoglund | Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan

Conservation Officer

Emil Skoglund

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 29, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Emil Skoglund and Officer Arvid Erickson were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for firearms violations in the woods of Marquette County. After shooting both officers he placed their bodies in their vehicle and submerged them in a lake. After being arrested the suspect lead authorities to the location and the bodies and vehicle were recovered.

The suspect was convicted of murdering both officers and was sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison 22 years later.

Officer Skoglund had previously served with the United States Marine Corps and is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Warren, Marshall County, Minnesota.

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