Police Officer Roy Larson

Police Officer Roy Larson

Moorhead Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, December 6, 1930

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Roy Larson

Police Officer Roy Larson was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect who had been involved in shootouts with two other officers during the chase.

He encountered the man in some coal sheds on First Avenue North and was shot twice in the head before he had time to draw his gun. The suspect then attempted to kill himself but the bullet proved to not be fatal. The man was arrested and sentenced to life.

Officer Larson was single and had served with the Moorhead Police Department for one year.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life


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Officer Larson is remembered by his family on May 25, 2013 with a rededication of his gravesite and the placement of a commemorative marker recognizing his sacrifice and his service as a Moorhead Police Officer. The Moorhead Police Department and our Honor Guard will be present to render honors to our fallen brother.

David Ebinger, Chief of Police
Moorhead Police Department

May 24, 2013

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