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Deputy Sheriff Richard Kim Magnuson | Roseau County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota Roseau County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

Deputy Sheriff

Richard Kim Magnuson

Roseau County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 2, 1978

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 20

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/2/1978

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Magnuson was shot and killed while stopping a car that had run through the Canadian border crossing at the Roseau Port of Entry. The suspect had shot him ten times with a .22 caliber rifle. Unbeknownst to Deputy Magnuson the suspect had murdered three young people in Canada before fleeing into the United States. The man was arrested and extradited to Canada where he was sentenced to life for the first murders.
Deputy Magnuson had been with the agency for only two months and was survived by his parents.

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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 35th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your friends for sharing their devotion to you through their reflections

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
January 26, 2013

 

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