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Deputy Sheriff Ernest Zettergren | Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

Ernest Zettergren

Anoka County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch: Monday, December 7, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Ernest Zettergren was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at a local tavern.

He had noticed that a window was broken out at the business and pulled up behind a car in front of it. He was able to radio the license plate when the suspect came out and approached the car. The man immediately shot Deputy Zettergren twice and then fled with the officer's weapon and clipboard.

The man was arrested later in the morning and confessed. He was subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Deputy Zettergren was survived by his wife and six children.

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My Dear Uncle.
The day will come that I can uphold my promise to your Sister, my Mother Signe , that I would make the trip to visit your memorial. Now that she is with you, that day will soon be here.

To every officer that has chosen to wear the shield, I say Thank You.
The men and women of the law community have sure been given a raw deal and have had to to endure more than you should by those that you have sworn to protect. For that I salute you all.

Walter Branson, Nephew of Ernest
Penn Valley Ca.

Walter Branson
April 8, 2015


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