Deputy Sheriff Lester Uhrhammer

Deputy Sheriff Lester Uhrhammer

Martin County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, September 10, 1955

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Lester Uhrhammer

Deputy Uhrhammer was shot and killed after stopping a man to question him about driving with a revoked license. As he approached the man's truck the suspect grabbed the officer's gun and shot him in the face. The suspect, 48, stayed on the scene, was arrested, and charged with third degree murder. He said he did not shoot Deputy Uhrhammer and had no idea who did. The Martin County grand jury set him free.

Deputy Uhrhammer had been with the agency for two years and was single.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charges dismissed

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Rest in peace and always know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 10, 2020

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