Lieutenant Inno H. Suek

Lieutenant Inno H. Suek

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, September 30, 1972

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Inno H. Suek

Lieutenant Inno Suek was shot and killed by three robbery suspects while working an off-duty security job at Hum's Liquor Store at 2126 Lyndale Avenue South in Minneapolis.

A man walked up behind Lieutenant Suek and pointed a gun at his head. Lieutenant Suek struggled with the subject and was shot and killed.

The killer and a accomplice, both 22, were arrested and charged with first-degree murder. On June 2, 1973 he plead guilty to second-degree murder and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. On June 2, 1975, he was transferred to a federal prison in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, because he became a security risk. He was released in May of 1988. Two months later he was arrested in Minneapolis for the armed robbery of a restaurant. His accomplice was convicted of third degree murder and sentenced to one to 20 years.

Lieutenant Suek was a United States Korean War Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Minneapolis Police Department for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1988

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Lt. Suek,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USMC during the Korean War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former fellow Marine

United States Border Patrol

September 30, 2022

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