In Memoriam

On this page we will pay honor to former Blue Knights and others who did not qualify for inclusion as a Heaven 1 member.  

 

July 30, 1977 - Columbia Heights Police Officer Curtis Ramsdell, killed in the line of duty.

 

2004 - Tom Opheim - St. Paul Police Department's Detective on the "A Death in White Bear Lake" Case.

 

2009 Larry Ferrier - A chief who always told his officers that it was their duty to go home to their family at the end of the shift.  "Don't get hurt on the job!"

 

June 30, 2014, Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, killed in the line of duty.

 

2014 Willie Peltier - 

 

2015 Scott Parks - He had a need, a need for speed!

 

2017 Carol Pendleton - Wife of former member Bert Pendleton and longtime Hennepin County Court Clerk.  She was a stong supporter of the Blue Knights.

 

2017 Bill Matthews - Wayzata Police Officer killed while removing debris from the roadway.

 

2017 Stanley Kowalski - The wrestler known as The Krusher and a tireless advocate for Homeless Veterans, The United Way, MN V.F.W.'s and an Anoka County Sheriff's Office Honorary Deputy.

 

April 15, 2018 R. Lee Ermey - U.S.M.C. Gunnery Sergeant Ermey was known for various tv roles.  He was a strong proponet of all military branches and law enforcement.  He was a Glock Firearms ambasador and known for many quotes including "What is your major malfunction?"  R.I.P. Gunny OOH-RAH

 

April 17, 2018 - Former First Lady Barbara Bush.

 

August 12, 2018, Retired MN State Trooper Rob Frisby, SP247.  He fought a tough battle against the enemy cancer.

 

November 30, 2018, Former President George H.W. Bush Sr. passed and joined his wife Barbara in eternity.

 

April 20, 2019, MN Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn drowned in the line of duty.

 

July 21, 2019, North Branch F.D., Safety Captain Anthony 'Tony' Rollins died in a motor vehicle rollover crash.  Tony comes from a family devoted to Public Safety Organizations.  He was known to enjoy setting up practice burns so his partners could learn the safest and quickest way to put them out.  Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and the N.B.F.D.

 

September 21, 2020, Blue Knights offer their condolences as two of our own go the difficult time of having lost an adult daughter to that nasty, evil, mean, illness; cancer.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to them as well as the family and friends of Trisha Haapoja.

 

February 10, 2021, The Blue Knights lost a shining light today.  Marj Masley has departed this world.  She was always smiling and had a kind word or hug for everyone.  She could of been a Blue Knight but she chose a different path to help people.  She was the arm candy for Morrie A. and he knew it.  Our thoughts go out to Morrie, Mike S., her family and friends as they deal with the loss.   

 

July 27, 2021, Red Lake Police Officer Ryan Bialke was killed in the line of duty. He was responding to a report of a suicidal male inside a home with children. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

 

October 18, 2021, Colin Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and retired 4-star general.  He has been described as an honest man and who can argue with a 4 star?