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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PODCAST

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As one officer takes a stolen vehicle report at a local mall, another officer locates the vehicle and before he can stop it, gets rammed by the suspect and the chase is on.  The suspect had a lengthy criminal history including previous vehicle
THE JACK WERNER STORY Jack Dean Werner proudly served in Vietnam and later as a Deputy for the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office in SE MN.  In May of 1977, a confrontation in the Apache Mall parking lot cost him his life – murdered by a young man
THE DUSTIN REICHERT STORY Today we remember the day we nearly lost Deputy Dustin Reichert from the Anoka County Sheriff's Office.  In 2003, the small town of Andover Minnesota was rocked by an officer involved shooting.  A routine loud noise co
THE DOUG CLAASSEN STORY Today we remember the service and sacrifice of Chief Doug Claassen from the Hayfield Police Department in SE Minnesota.  It was today in 1977 that would change the course of Chief Claassen's life and the the lives of his
Deputy Brian Etheridge was a young, enthusiastic deputy just beginning his career with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita Kansas.  On a fall afternoon, while finishing up lunch with fellow deputies, Brian was dispatched to a past a
On our next episode we'll tell you about Deputy Brian Etheridge - a young, enthusiastic deputy just beginning his career with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office in Wichita Kansas back in 2009.  Click here to learn more....   Case File Photos
THE DOUG CLAASSEN STORY Today we remember the service and sacrifice of Chief Doug Claassen from the Hayfield Police Department in SE Minnesota.  An undiagnosed injury from a violent assault would change the course of Chief Claassen's life and t
THE WILLIAM FREYTAG STORYWilliam (Bill) H. Freytag was a proud father of 5, a full-time engineer at IBM, and an active Reserve Officer for the Rochester Police Department.  He loved his kids dearly and loved serving to help keep his community s
THE THOMAS CARROLL STORY A well respected and well liked Detention Deputy, Thomas Carroll served as an Adult Detention Center Deputy in Minnesota for 9 years following his service as a US Navy Veteran.  A former Sheriff and Officer help tell th
It was 1940 in this lakeside community of Waterville Minnesota - all eyes were on World War II and the Depression.  Families were struggling to make ends meet.  The fishing business in southern Minnesota was one of the few industries helping to
The Officer Down Memorial Podcast will give you a glimpse of what law enforcement officers and their families go through every day to help keep our communities safe. These stories take you back in time to the era and the community where we lost
We're working on a triple murder case from Minnesota - one of the worst law enforcement cases in the state's history.  Download this episode for more info on that story and when it will release, plus get updates on the progress of the podcast,
Deputy Brandy Winfield was a lifelong resident of Marion County in North Central Ohio - his great grandfather served with the Sheriff's Office, and his father and brother both served as officers with the Marion City Police Department.  Brandy s
It was the summer of 1967 in Rochester Minnesota - a rainy morning in August when Officer Floyd Haley failed to return to the police station with the rest of the night shift, his body discovered later by his friend and fellow Officer Fred Kelly
In this episode Sheriff Rose reviews some of the many amazing stories shared throughout this past year on the Officer Down Memorial Podcast, shares how the podcast has grown throughout the year, and also shares information about the podcast’s n
Officer Brian Klinefelter was a young, enthusiastic officer serving in the city of St. Joseph in Central Minnesota.  It was January, and wind chills were 30-40 below zero that night.  Brian stopped a vehicle matching one used in a local armed r
Chris, Scott, and Shaun are all active duty police officers in the Chicago suburbs who host a podcast called 3 COPS TALK.  This was a fun show talking about cop stuff, some of the struggles our cops are facing today, and about our podcast and s
We had a little issue with the audio file from this week's episode, The John Scanlon Story. The issue has been corrected! So if you previously downloaded the 10min version of the episode, please re-download the full 56min version to get the ful
He served in Vietnam and as a paramedic before serving as an officer for the Robbinsdale PD.  A burglary in the early hours of Valentines Day resulted in his execution while sitting in his squad - by the very suspect they were searching for. Jo
A dedicated cop who quickly worked his way up the ranks and excelled in every position he earned. On the outside – he had a great career, a beautiful wife, two amazing kids he adored, and a beautiful home to raise his family in. On the inside –
These days our cops are struggling.  The job is more stressful than ever with nearly 100 law enforcement suicides this year in the US.   Steve Hough of 1st Help shares how they support Law Enforcement Officers and their families – advocating fo
We’ve lost nearly 100 officers to suicide in the US so far in 2021.  Shelley Jones from the Survivors of Blue Suicide Foundation shares their mission to provide all survivors and co-workers of law enforcement suicide with enduring support - als
It’s been a tough few years for first responders!  If you’re struggling with PTSD, mental health issues, stress, or suicidal thoughts – you need to listen to this episode.  Mike Hendricks from IWP explains the confidential and free services the
Jack Dean Werner proudly served in the Army in Vietnam and later as a Deputy for the Olmsted County Sheriff’s Office.  In May of 1977, a confrontation in the Apache Mall parking lot cost him his life – murdered by a young man whose mission was
Here is my interview with Wayne Moulder from the On The Blue Line Podcast. Wayne is a veteran law enforcement officer, teacher, and a businessman, and he covers some interesting questions about life - about life outside the badge and uniform. 
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