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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. 


Mar 13, 2022


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 the the lives of his survivor family members forever - and cost Chief Claassen...

Mar 13, 2022

William (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 safe -  service that cost Bill his life in 1961 while working downtown.  He...

Mar 10, 2022

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 the story of this man, his service to their community, and the sad and ironic...

Mar 4, 2022

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 keep this small community a float during these tough times, providing food...