Officer Howard (Howie) Johnson was fatally wounded by gun fire while attempting to arrest a bank robbery suspect. Officer Johnson, age 48, had served with the Roseville Police Department for 15 years.
A park located at 1260 Woodhill Drive in Roseville was dedicated to Howard Johnson in honor of his sacrifice.
Officer Bruce Russell
Killed in the Line of Duty, May 16, 1982
Officer Bruce Russell was fatally wounded and killed following a high speed chase that ended in a ditch on the Roseville-Falcon Heights border. Though mortally wounded, Officer Russell returned fire and shot the suspect who was later apprehended. Officer Russell had served with the Roseville Police Department for 1 year.
A park located at 1175 Roselawn Ave W was dedicated to Bruce Russell in honor of his sacrifice.
Annual Suburban Ramsey County Law Enforcement Memorial Service
Each year, Ramsey County law enforcement departments host a ceremony honoring members of law enforcement agencies who lost their lives in the line of duty. On May 16, 2013 the Roseville Police Department hosted the second annual Suburban Ramsey County Law Enforcement Memorial Service.
Please take a moment to view the memorial service video.