Assistant Chief of Police Donald Anthony Mayerle

Assistant Chief of Police Donald Anthony Mayerle

Keewatin Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, November 15, 1977

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Donald Anthony Mayerle

Assistant Chief Mayerle suffered a fatal heart attack following a foot chase of a robbery suspect. He was able to catch the suspect and bring him to the police station where he collapsed.
Assistant Chief Mayerle had been with the agency for 22 years and was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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40 years ago today, so hard to believe! The memories of that day are still so vivid. I think of you every day. You will always be my hero!

Love you always and forever...


November 15, 2017

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