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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 www.officerdownmemorialpodcast.com. 

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

 

May 18, 2022

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 thefts and he was determined to get away at any cost.  35 miles and around 30...


Apr 8, 2022

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 action larceny complaint.  What should have been a simple report taking...


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...


Feb 4, 2022

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 started serving as a young teen in the Explorer Program with the Sheriff's...


Jan 14, 2022

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. This community found itself stunned as they said goodbye to this hero and...