Deputy Constable Brian W. Heikkila

Deputy Constable Brian W. Heikkila

Solway Township Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, November 19, 1983

Brian W. Heikkila

Constable Brian Heikkila was struck and killed by a driver attempting to run a roadblock on Canosia Road near Esko. Constable Heikkila and another officer had parked their vehicles across the roadway to try to stop the car. 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 suspect was apprehended and charged with several counts relating to Constable Heikkila's death.

Constable Heikkila was only a part time officer with the agency. He was survived by his parents and brother.


  • Age 20
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Apprehended

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Brian it has been nearly 31 years since we attended Law Enforcement School together in Hibbing. Time goes on brother but we never forget. We still have the watch!! Rest in Peace Brother!!

Doug Parrow - Police Officer #9-2L12
City of Lead South Dakota Police

October 27, 2014

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