Police Officer Bruce M. Russell

Police Officer Bruce M. Russell

Roseville Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, May 16, 1982

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Bruce M. Russell

Officer Bruce Russell was shot and killed following a foot vehicle chase. The suspect vehicle crashed and as Officer Russell exited his cruiser the man opened fire on him, striking him in between the panels of his vest. He was able to return fire and wound the suspect who was later apprehended.

Officer Russell had been with the agency for one year and was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 121

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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Tonight, the Roseville PD "Night A" crew went to the park dedicated in your honor in the City and picked up trash as we do every year. Our crew is very young this year, including an officer in his 2nd month of training.

We will continue to do our best to tell your story to our new officers and carry on your legacy as to never forget the sacrifice that you and your family have made. Rest in peace brother. We have it from here.

Roseville Police (MN) Night "A"
Roseville Police (MN) Night "A" Crew / 2020

May 16, 2020

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