Chief of Police Aldean Merlin Sorbo

Chief of Police Aldean Merlin Sorbo

Bricelyn Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, July 9, 1978

Aldean Merlin Sorbo

Chief Sorbo was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on Highway 253 while directing traffic at a funeral home on July 4th. The juvenile driver fled the scene but was apprehended a several days later, one week before his 47th birthday.

Chief Sorbo was the only member of the Bricelyn Police Department. He had been with the agency for three years and was survived by his daughter and mother.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, July 4, 1978
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 15, 2015

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