Tuesday, September 25, 2012

On This Date in Minnesota History: September 25

September 25, 1992 – A thirty-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department, Officer Jerry Haaf was taking a coffee break and reading the newspaper at the Pizza Shack when “two assailants from the street gang, ‘Vice Lords,’ came from behind and fired several bullets into his back. A multi-agency investigation into the murder of Officer Jerry Haaf was started. After months of work and hundreds of pages of statements and interviews, the killers were convicted and sent to prison.”

In June 1993, the City of Minneapolis dedicated and named a new parking ramp near city hall for him.


Jerry Haaf Memorial Parking Ramp, Minneapolis, MN

Photos taken by Pamela J. Erickson. Released into the public domain September 25, 2012, as long as acknowledgement included.  

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