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OFFICER DOWN MEMORIAL PODCAST - Sheriff Scott Rose shares the stories of how we lost these heroes in the line of duty.  You can find more information about these cases, including  photos of the family and from the case files, on our website at 

WARNING: Some episodes contain strong language and violent content.  Listener discretion is advised. 


Dec 17, 2020

Robert (Beefy) Lawson was a Deputy Sheriff for the Itasca County Sheriff’s Office in northern Minnesota.   Loved and respected by everyone in the area, he was always focused on helping kids in need in this tight knit Iron Range community.  In 1981, Beefy was executed by a local career criminal named Audie Fox,...

Dec 15, 2020

It was December 2nd, 1874.  The beginning of the 4th coldest December Minnesotan’s had ever experienced.  The country was in the last few years of the Reconstruction Era following the American Civil War, and Republican President Ulysses S. Grant was fighting for the protection of African Americans in the South through...