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Lieutenant Inno H. Suek

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, September 30, 1972

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Reflections for Lieutenant Inno H. Suek

I am a retired Boeing Engineer, 85 years old. During my life, 3 years in USAF, I have encountered MP's and Policeman, some bad and most good. In 1956, attending the U of M I lived in a boarding house for men. That summer in walked a new room mate who had just returned from military service and started working as a Minneapolis Policeman. He worked Lake Street, rough part of town. He was a huge man, had a huge smile, and a huge gentle spirit. I asked him why he became a Policeman and he said, "I have been blessed with a huge body, there are hurting people out there that do bad things and need help. That is my job." I always remembered his name so last month (Dec, 2014) with all the anti-police rhetoric, I decided to google search, Inno Suek. And this memorial page appeared. This old man sat down and cried. I will never forget him. People tear up when I tell them this story.

Norman Brueske, retired Engineer.
old room mate

January 6, 2015

Inno and I shared that off duty job, checking IDs at Hum's Liquor store. I'll never forget that night, when I heard what happened. I'll always remember you, Inno.

Ken Smith, Sgt. Retired
Minneapolis PD

August 21, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year 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 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

August 13, 2013

Lt Suek was my uncle (my mother's brother-in-law). I won't forget the day we found out; nor that HUGE smile and soothing voice of his! He walked tall and took care of the youth of his district (Bryant Avenue district). His widow (Rita Mathews Suek) is now with him. His children and grandchildren will always carry on his memory for all of us. Thank you MPD Recruit Class 2012-1 for honoring this wonderful man! I salute you all!!! Be safe out there!!

Karen Blossom
Retiree of SPPD

May 23, 2013

Every Minneapolis Police Academy class selects a fallen MPD Officer to honor. I'm proud to annonce that MPD Recruit class 2012-1 will be honoring Lt Inno H. Suek. A flag with his badge number will be attached to the Academy Guide-on and carried by our Recruits throughout their academy. This flag will be framed along with their class photo upon graduation.

Rest in peace Lt Suek, you have not been forgtten.

Sgt Steven Bantle Minneapolis Police Aca
Minneapolis PD

October 17, 2012

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 28, 2007

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero. God bless.

September 30, 2004

Thanks LT for being a hero.

Anonymous

February 1, 2004

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