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Deputy Constable Brian W. Heikkila | Solway Township Police Department, Minnesota Solway Township Police Department, Minnesota

Deputy Constable

Brian W. Heikkila

Solway Township Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Saturday, November 19, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Apprehended

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Constable Brian Heikkila was struck and killed by a driver attempting to run a roadblock on Canosia Road near Esko. Constable Heikkila and another officer had parked their vehicles across the roadway to try to stop the car. When it was evident the car was not going to stop Constable Heikkila attempted to run to a ditch for cover. The car, however, swerved around the roadblock and struck Constable Heikkila at an estimated 100 mph.

The suspect was apprehended and charged with several counts relating to Constable Heikkila's death.

Constable Heikkila was only a part time officer with the agency. He was survived by his parents and brother.

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Brian it has been nearly 31 years since we attended Law Enforcement School together in Hibbing. Time goes on brother but we never forget. We still have the watch!! Rest in Peace Brother!!

Doug Parrow - Police Officer #9-2L12
City of Lead South Dakota Police
October 27, 2014


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