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 vehicle chase.

The suspect's 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 Roseville Police Department for one year. He 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

vehicle pursuit

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I love that even though many years have passed, you continue to honor your fallen officer. After 42 years, Bruce is still remembered and recognized for his life and contributions to the community. Thank you all for your service.

R Long
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June 10, 2024

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