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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I spent one night in a Mental Health facility of Saint Paul and there was a very nice African American male whom was the security person there. He was kind and I was safe. I was warm and not of any immediate danger. I wish rogger would of had the same safe opportunity that I did that evening. I am sorry to read such an horrible action occurred to a policemin whom caused the man no harm. Hate crimes towards policemin are not appreciated from me and I don't associate with anyone whom emmits hate to others for crimes they did not commit against them. Judgement and hatred towards random people is a weak way to think and act and I refuse to be near anyone whom behaves as such.

Thank you for your service. I appreciate your capability to be a peace officer to protect the city, the capitol of Minnesota from crime and corruption.

I send warm hugs to all of your family and good graceful thoughts to all of your fellow co-workers whom remember you to this day. Again. Thank you for your service to Our Community. You are appreciated.

d. christi

American Red Cross
h.i.v. Prevention

January 30, 2017

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