Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 9/29/1926
Weapon: Handgun; .22 caliber
Suspect: Sentenced to life
Officer Arvid Erickson and Officer Emil Skoglund were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for firearms violations in the woods near Gwinn, Michigan. After shooting both officers he placed their bodies in their vehicle and submerged them in a lake. After being arrested the suspect lead authorities to the location and the bodies and vehicle were recovered.
The suspect was convicted of murdering both officers and was sentenced to life in prison. He died in prison 22 years later.
Officer Erickson was a World War I veteran and was survived by his wife and two children.
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Conservation Officer Emil Skoglund