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 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.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 8, 2020

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