Deputy Sheriff Jack Dean Werner

Deputy Sheriff Jack Dean Werner

Olmsted County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, May 17, 1977

Jack Dean Werner

Deputy Sheriff Jack Werner was shot and killed when he attempted to stop a suspect who was driving wildly in a deserted mall parking lot.

The subject opened fire on Deputy Werner with a shotgun, striking him in the chest. The man then fled in Deputy Werner's patrol car but was apprehended four hours later.

The man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on September 21st, 1977.

Deputy Werner had served with the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 37

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 20 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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