Officer Otto G. Ostby

Officer Otto G. Ostby

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Wednesday, May 19, 1915

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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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Rest in peace Officer Ostby.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2020

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