Officer Otto G. Ostby

Officer Otto G. Ostby

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 1915

Otto G. Ostby

Officer Ostby was killed when his police motorcycle struck the rear of a streetcar on Bloomington Avenue as he responded to a burglary call. As he attempted to pass the streetcar an automobile suddenly turned into his path. Officer Ostby attempted to avoid striking the car and struck the rear fender of the streetcar.
Officer Ostby had been with the agency for five years and was survived by his wife and 5-year-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 19, 2015

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