Deputy Sheriff Junita Badavinac

Deputy Sheriff Junita Badavinac

Itasca County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, March 28, 1977

Junita Badavinac

Deputy Sheriff Junita Badavinac was killed in an automobile accident while assisting at the scene of a fire.

She had just finished her shift and was on her way home when she observed several kids around the fire. She had moved kids away from one side of the fire and was driving across the railroad tracks to the other side when her car struck a bridge abutment. The collision caused her to suffer a heart attack.

Deputy Badavinac was survived by her husband and three children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Deputy Sheriff Badavinac,
On today, the 38th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Itasca County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 28, 2015

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