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.  

 

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!"

 

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.

 

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.