Patrolman Joseph G. Pudlick

Patrolman Joseph G. Pudlick

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, February 4, 1972

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Joseph G. Pudlick

Patrolman Joseph Pudlick was shot and killed while assisting two Hennepin County deputies arrest a man on a mental commitment order at 2540 NE Quincy Street.

The suspect was apprehended and initially sentenced to 40 years. The conviction was overturned by the Minnesota Supreme Court after he was found incompetent. He was subsequently committed to a statement mental hospital until his death.

Patrolman Pudlick had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 28 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed

EDP, warrant service

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Patrolman Pudlick,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Minneapolis. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2022

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