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Sergeant Roger Leslie Rosengren

Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 1971

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Reflections for Sergeant Roger Leslie Rosengren

I spent one night in a Mental Health facility of Saint Paul and there was a very nice African American male whom was the security person there. He was kind and I was safe. I was warm and not of any immediate danger. I wish rogger would of had the same safe opportunity that I did that evening. I am sorry to read such an horrible action occurred to a policemin whom caused the man no harm. Hate crimes towards policemin are not appreciated from me and I don't associate with anyone whom emmits hate to others for crimes they did not commit against them. Judgement and hatred towards random people is a weak way to think and act and I refuse to be near anyone whom behaves as such.

Thank you for your service. I appreciate your capability to be a peace officer to protect the city, the capitol of Minnesota from crime and corruption.

I send warm hugs to all of your family and good graceful thoughts to all of your fellow co-workers whom remember you to this day. Again. Thank you for your service to Our Community. You are appreciated.

d. christi

American Red Cross
h.i.v. Prevention

January 30, 2017

The shooting of Aitken County Officer Sandberg made me think of Officer Rosengren. I was in elementary school at the time and Officer Rosengren's children were my classmates. He was also my grandparents neighbor and my grandpa worked at the hospital where the shooting occured. I remember the sadness of that day like it was yesterday. Hearing the folks in Aitken County talk about Officer Sandberg made me think of how are community of North St. Paul/Maplewood was affected by the death of Officer Rosengren.

Kathi McMahon-Civilian

October 23, 2015

Lost a good friend, fellow deputy, and fishing buddy 44 years ago. I was there shortly after he was shot, we couldn't get to him right away as the shooter had a doctor hostage and was between us and Roger.
I helped with Rogers funeral. It was minus 30 degrees the day we buried him and had a huge turn out and procession of police and sheriff's cars from all over the Country. I will never forget his smiling face.

Donald M. Johnson, Division commander,
Ramsey County Sheriff's Dept,

August 8, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered. .

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 28, 2012


Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 25, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 28, 2007

I was a kid when you made your ultimate sacrifice-I am truly glad that I am able to thank you for your service.


April 24, 2007

Hero's and the sacrifices they make will never be forgotten. Continue your beat on Heaven's streets.

Salem, PD

November 28, 2006

Sgt. Rosengren,
On today, the 34th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice to the citizens of Ramsey County.

January 28, 2005

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