Chief of Police Gregory Lynn Lange

Chief of Police Gregory Lynn Lange

Claremont Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, July 5, 1988

Gregory Lynn Lange

Chief Gregory Lange was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance.

When Chief Lange arrived and began assisting the female victim, two brothers turned on him and one suspect was able to gain control of Chief Lange's service weapon. The man fatally shot him before both fled to Missouri, where they were later apprehended.

The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was denied parole in 2002 and again in 2012. He will be eligible for parole again in 2020. His brother was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 18.5 years. He was paroled October 5, 2000. He was returned to prison in 2002 for violating his parole. Paroled again in 2003, he and two other parolees were soon caught trying to enter Mexico with a stolen car. He was returned to prison and paroled again in 2007.

Chief Lange had served in law enforcement for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and son.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 361

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Tomorrow would have been our 46th Wedding Anniversary - hard to believe you have been gone now more years than I had known you. How proud you would be of your son, Chris, and his family - his boys and our little granddaughter. Miss you so much. Love you forever.

Sue Lange
wife

April 17, 2016

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