Sergeant Roger Leslie Rosengren

Sergeant Roger Leslie Rosengren

Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 1971

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Roger Leslie Rosengren

Sergeant Roger Rosengren was shot and killed by a 17-year-old mental patient inside St. Paul-Ramsey Hospital.

The subject then took a doctor hostage for two hours before being subdued by two St. Paul police officers.

Sergeant Rosengren had served with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Not available

EDP, juvenile offender

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Sgt. Rosengren,
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 Ramsey County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 28, 2021

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