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Investigator Steven Martin Sandberg | Aitkin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Aitkin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota


Steven Martin Sandberg

Aitkin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch: Sunday, October 18, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 24 years

Badge # 203

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Deceased

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Investigator Steve Sandberg was shot and killed while guarding a prisoner at St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The prisoner was in custody in connection with a domestic assault in Aitkin County. At approximately 5:15 am the subject attacked and disarmed Investigator Sandberg in the hospital room. The man then fatally shot Investigator Sandberg with his own service weapon.

Another deputy was able to subdue the subject with a Taser. The man died a short time later from an unknown cause.

Investigator Sandberg had served with Aitkin County Sheriff's Office for 24 years.

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My heartfelt condolences to Investigator Sandberg's family, friends, and fellow colleagues of the Aitkin County Sheriff's Office. 2 Timothy 3:1 states the times we are living in are "critical". The times we are living are very evident from reading the incident details of another senseless act of violence towards a LEO. Despite the times we are living in, there is hope, especially for our loved ones that have fallen asleep in death. Revelation 21:3,4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." I pray God's promises concerning our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death bring comfort to all who knew investigator Sandberg

ECS II Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department
December 18, 2015


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