Sheriff Paul Kritzeck

Sheriff Paul Kritzeck

Wright County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1951

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Paul Kritzeck

Sheriff Paul Kritzeck was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a call. His patrol car was struck when he was turning onto County Road 33 from Highway 12. The collision knocked his vehicle into the path of an oncoming semi.

Sheriff Kritzeck had served as sheriff for 22 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 67
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge 1

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Being my great-great-grand uncle and as I currently have been living in Wright County all my life it shows great honor to be related to someone who was one of the longest serving Sheriffs in Wright County. I've heard stories from relatives about you but never met you and I personally would have like to have had that opportunity. Though your death was tragic you still to this day almost 70 Years later your still not forgotten in my family.

Josh Kritzeck
great-great-grand nephew

April 21, 2020

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