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Sheriff Gus H. Jorgenson | Martin County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota Martin County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Sheriff

Gus H. Jorgenson

Martin County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 8, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 62

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Jorgenson was shot and killed after responding to a report of a worker threatening to kill his boss' family. As Sheriff Jorgenson entered the suspect's shack he was shot by the man. When other officers received word of the shooting they responded to the location, where the man was barricaded inside. When the suspect came out shooting randomly the officers returned fire, killing him.

Sheriff Jorgenson had served as sheriff for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
May 1, 2013

 

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