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Patrolman Richard L. Bergquist | Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

Patrolman

Richard L. Bergquist

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Monday, April 7, 1969

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Patrolman Richard Bergquist was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress on Fremont Avenue North. As he and his partner drove down 36th Avenue North they spotted one of the suspects attempting to break into a car. Patrolman Bergquist jumped out to try to arrest the suspect but was shot twice. Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Bergquist had served with the agency for seven years and was assigned to the North Side Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace fo all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 8, 2012

 

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