Sheriff Gus H. Jorgenson

Sheriff Gus H. Jorgenson

Martin County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, September 8, 1931

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Gus H. Jorgenson

Sheriff Gus Jorgenson was shot and killed after responding to a report of a worker threatening to kill his boss' family.

As Sheriff Jorgenson entered the suspect's shack, he was shot by the man. When other officers received word of the shooting, they responded to the location, where the man was barricaded inside. When the suspect came out shooting randomly, the officers returned fire, killing him.

Sheriff Jorgenson had served as sheriff for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 62
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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I never got to meet my grandfather but heard wonderful things about him. I will always admire his dedication to his duty and his family.

Honor Jorgenson
Granddaughter

February 11, 2024

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