Sheriff Lemick Arthur Larson

Sheriff Lemick Arthur Larson

Waseca County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Sunday, September 29, 1940

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Lemick Arthur Larson

Sheriff Lemick Larson was killed in a vehicle crash approximately three miles south of Aberdeen, South Dakota, while en route to Mobridge, South Dakota, to extradite a prisoner back to Waseca County.

The man had been arrested in South Dakota on a warrant for embezzlement. Sheriff Larson and a county judge, whom Sheriff Larson had deputized, were en route to pick the prisoner up when their vehicle collided with a livestock truck. Sheriff Larson suffered fatal injuries and died the day after the crash in an Aberdeen hospital. The judge was injured but survived the crash.

Sheriff Larson was a U.S. Army veteran of WWI. He served as the elected sheriff of Waseca County Sheriff's Office for two years and had previously served with the Waseca Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, two brothers, and three sisters.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location South Dakota
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 28, 1940

extradition, routine driving

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After a long 80 year wait, it was an honor and pleasure in discovering your sacrifice and workin to finally get your overdue recognition by having your name added to the National Law Enforcement wall in Washington DC and formal recognition during this years October Police Week. Rest in Peace sir! You are NOT FORGOTTEN and we will NEVER FORGET!!!

Chief Deputy Trevor Kanewischer
Waseca County Sheriff's Office

November 4, 2021

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