Patrolman Richard L. Bergquist

Patrolman Richard L. Bergquist

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, April 7, 1969

Richard L. Bergquist

Patrolman Richard Bergquist was shot and killed while responding to a burglary in progress on Fremont Avenue North. As he and his partner drove down 36th Avenue North they spotted one of the suspects attempting to break into a car. Patrolman Bergquist jumped out to try to arrest the suspect but was shot twice. Other officers returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Bergquist had served with the agency for seven years and was assigned to the North Side Precinct. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Remembering your dedication to the Minneapolis Police Dept. and to your family, friends and neighbors. Rest in peace, Richard.

Paula Huber

May 15, 2017

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