Sergeant Joseph Bergeron
Maplewood, MN Police
End of Watch: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Tour of Duty: 26 years
Badge Number: 357
Call Number: 4357
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed
Sergeant Joseph Bergeron was shot and killed at approximately 7:00 am
while attempting to question two men in connection with an earlier
He located the men near the intersection of English Street and
Arlington Avenue, in St. Paul, approximately 10 minutes after
responding to reports of the carjacking. As he exited his patrol car,
one of the men approached him and immediately opened fire, fatally
A passerby who heard the shots and witnessed the shooter running from
the scene immediately went to Sergeant Bergeron's aid and used his
radio to call for assistance. He was transported to Regions Hospital
where he was pronounced dead.
Approximately four hours after this shooting, an officer assigned to
the crime scene's perimeter noticed one of the suspects walking out of
the nearby woods near Ivy and Prosperity Avenues. The officer
confronted the suspect, who then struck him in the face with a
toolbox, breaking his nose and fracturing his eye sockets. The officer
was able to fatally shoot the suspect during the ensuing struggle over
control of the officer's weapon.
The second suspect surrendered to officers two hours later without
Sergeant Bergeron had served with the Maplewood Police Department for
26 years. He is survived by his Parents, wife and twin daughters.
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