Deputy Constable Brian W. Heikkila

Deputy Constable Brian W. Heikkila

Solway Township Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, November 19, 1983

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Brian W. Heikkila

Deputy Constable Brian Heikkila was struck and killed by a driver attempting to run a roadblock on Canosia Road three miles north of Esko.

Constable Heikkila and another officer had parked their vehicle across the roadway to try to stop the car that was being pursued by other officers. When it was evident the car was not going to stop, Constable Heikkila attempted to run to a ditch for cover. The car, however, swerved around the roadblock and struck Constable Heikkila at an estimated 100 mph.

The 24-year-old suspect continued driving after striking Contable Heikkila. He was apprehended a short time later and charged with several counts relating to Constable Heikkila's death. He was convicted of aggravated drunk driving and fleeing to elude arrest, causing death.

Constable Heikkila was a part-time officer with the Solway Township Police Department. He was survived by his parents, brother, and fiancee.


  • Age 20
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

drunk driver, hit-and-run, roadblock, vehicle pursuit

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Not a year has past that I don't think of you on this date, Brother. I am proud to have served with you at HAVTI and am thankful to have been one of your friends. RIP as we still have the watch.

Mike Weaver, Reentry Affairs Coordinator
Federal Bureau of Prisons, FMC Rochester, MN

November 19, 2018

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