Tuesday, August 14, 2018

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 14

August 14, 1923 – Minneapolis Police Officer Emil Engstrom was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a robbery suspect. Officer Engstrom, one of the agency's taxicab inspectors, was riding with the president of a taxi company when he observed the suspect wanted for a robbery earlier in the day. When he approached the man the suspect shot him in the neck. The suspect fled but surrendered two days later. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Engstrom had only been with the agency for eight months and was survived by his wife.

Emil Engstrom

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