Chief of Police Roy Leonard Pederson

Chief of Police Roy Leonard Pederson

Thief River Falls Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, January 28, 1974

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Roy Leonard Pederson

Chief Pederson was killed in an aircraft accident while he and two members of the city council were en route to Owatonna to inspect law enforcement facilities. The two council members and the pilot were also killed.
Chief Pederson was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 35
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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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On September 7, 2018 I had the honor of meeting Chief Pederson’s surviving wife in the city of Jordan and she told me about her loss and his legacy. We spoke about how times have changed in law enforcement since his passing. Una Stamus.

Jacob Rudolph
Jordan Police Department

September 8, 2018

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