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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, while trying to protect Fox’s kids – his brutal murder starting an intense 18 hour standoff.  Fellow officers, friends, and family help tell this hero’s story – how he was a great friend, father, and deputy.  In December of 2020, the Officer Down Memorial Podcast worked with the Itasca County Sheriff's Office and the family of Beefy Lawson to produce this podcast and helped generate hundreds of letters sent by citizens to the Minnesota Department of Corrections (DOC) to keep Audie Fox behind bars.  At his parole hearing on January 12th, 2021, Fox was given another 10 years by Commissioner Paul Schnell from the Minnesota Department of Corrections.  In this podcast, family and friends explain why they believe Fox should never be released from prison.   (WARNING: Violent Content/Explicit Language)    

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