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Deputy Sheriff Clifford Lindgren | Isanti County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota Isanti County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

Clifford Lindgren

Isanti County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch: Sunday, July 21, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to 7 years

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Deputy Lindgren was shot and killed after responding to a call involving a drunk man who had started shooting at his neighbor's farm. Deputy Lindgren, who was off duty, responded from his own home to investigate the incident.

When Deputy Lindgren arrived at the scene he was shot in the hand and stomach and knocked down. The suspect then ran into a cornfield. When the man emerged from the field a few minutes later Deputy Lindgren returned fire, wounding him.

Thinking his neighbors may have been shot as well, Deputy Lindgren then drove to their home to check on their welfare. However, he collapsed as he walked to the farmhouse.

The suspect was arrested and charged with Deputy Lindgren's murder. He was sentenced to 7 years in prison.

Deputy Lindgren was survived by his wife and three children.

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Today, I visited you with your great grand daughters. I also got to meet some of the family you saved and got to see your house. I am so proud of you. You are laid to rest next to your wife in a beautiful place. The people that I met today said that I look like you, it made me proud. I love you.

Nels Lindgren
Grandson
July 27, 2016

 

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