Investigator Steven Martin Sandberg

Investigator Steven Martin Sandberg

Aitkin County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, October 18, 2015

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Steven Martin Sandberg

Investigator Steve Sandberg was shot and killed while guarding a prisoner at St. Cloud Hospital, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.

The prisoner was in custody in connection with a domestic assault in Aitkin County. At approximately 5:15 am the subject attacked and disarmed Investigator Sandberg in the hospital room. The man then fatally shot Investigator Sandberg with his own service weapon.

Another deputy was able to subdue the subject with a Taser. The man died a short time later from an unknown cause.

Investigator Sandberg had served with Aitkin County Sheriff's Office for 24 years.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 203

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Deceased

domestic, escape

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It's been a while since we last spoke, since we last laughed...and we always laughed.
I visit you every year on this matter where in the world I matter what the weather matter how far I have to travel kneel at your grave under the dark skies..and weep for you, the loss of you..

I know your on that "big beach" in the sky, finally able to "eat the fruit and drink the water" that you could not reach from your place here on earth.

The world is a better place only because you were here...I miss you...still

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