Trooper Donald Bert Ziesmer

Trooper Donald Bert Ziesmer

Minnesota State Patrol, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, October 15, 1973

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Donald Bert Ziesmer

Trooper Ziesmer was shot and killed while making a traffic stop of a van. One of the suspects exited the van and opened fire with a .22 caliber rifle, striking Trooper Ziesmer while he was still sitting in his cruiser. The suspect then committed suicide.
Trooper Ziesmer had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife and three daughters.

Bio

  • Age 46
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 180

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest in peace Trooper Ziesmer.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 28, 2019

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