Sheriff Paul Kritzeck

Sheriff Paul Kritzeck

Wright County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, August 16, 1951

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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 62nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 22, 2013

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