Minnesota Law Enforcement Explorer Association

Explorer Honor Roll

Albert Lea Police Explorer Post #312:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Andy Johnson 1997 - 1999 Albert Lee K-9 Officer
Val Haskett 1997 - 1999 Deputy / Jailer Freeborn County
Ryan Merkouris 1997 - 1999 Deputy Freeborn County
Clint Benson 1997 - 1999 Part Time Adams Police Officer 
Jacob Stockwell   Albert Lee Police Officer
     

Apple Valley Police Explorer Post #571:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Ross Johnson 1992 - 1994 Austin Police Officer
Pat Callahan 1989 - 1992 Deputy Carver County Sheriff
Jon Holle 1989 - 1993 Apple Valley Police Officer
Chris Backhaus 1995 - 2000 Deputy Jefferson Parish LA.
Brandon Gliem   Fairbault Police Office / Explorer Advisor
Scott Mattingly 1991 - 2001 Cannon Falls Police Officer
Nick Krekeler 1993 - 2000 Maplewood Police CSO
Drew Koepsell 1996 - 2000 Secret Service Special Agent, New York Office
John Wareham 1996 - 2002 South Lake Minnetonka Police Officer
Brian Murphy 1997 - 2002 Police Officer West Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Kya Wagner 1997 - 2000 MSP Airport Police Dispatcher
Nick Steiger 1998 - 2003 St. Francis Police Officer
Mike Krukowski 1998 - 2003 Minnesota State Trooper
Matt Schmidt 1998 - 2004 Eden Prairie Police Officer
Dan Peterson 1999 - 2004 Eden Prairie Police Officer
     

Austin Police Explorer Post #124:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Jeff Hoffman 1995 - 1998 Adams Police Officer
Craig Rossow 1998 Mcleod County Deputy Sheriff
Seth Louks 1999 - 2001 Kechi, Kansas Police Department
     

Blaine Police Explorer Post #939:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Kaleb Malott 2002 - 2004 Blaine Police Officer
Gabe Lee 2002 - 2005 Blaine Police Officer
Joe Ramirez   Blaine Police Officer
Al Champagne    Blaine Police Officer
Dan Pelkey   Lt. Blaine Police Department
Tim Evens   Blaine Police Officer
Barry Koch   Blaine Police Officer
Joe Adams   Roseville Police Officer
Josh Olds   Chisago County Deputy Sheriff
     

Bloomington Police Explorer Post #624:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Michelle Smolley

 

Chief Deputy Hennepin County Sheriff

Jean Guthery

 

Communications Supervisor Bloomington

Police (Retired)

Jason Ohotto

 

Sgt. Minneapolis Park Police

Laurel Mewhinney

 

Maple Grove Police Officer

Amy Goodwinn

 

Plymouth Police Officer

Lisa Kern

 

Minneapolis Police Canine Officer (Deceased)

Sherly Waddick

 

Minnesota Post Board

 Katie Winckler   Maple Grove Police Officer
Jeff Zieske   Dispatcher Bloomington Police Department
 Lisa Kern   Minneapolis Police Canine Officer (Deceased)
Matt Ryan 2004 - 2006 Bloomington Police Officer
Paul Larson 2004 - 2005 Champlain Police Officer
Tyler Witt 2005 - 2006 Woodbury Police Officer
     

Brooklyn Center Police Explorer Post #888:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Dan Boone   Sgt. Mesa, AZ Police Department
Jeff Gilsrude   St. Paul Police Officer
Jeff Barnses   Hennepin County Sheriff Deputy
Mark Kampa   St. Louis Park Police Sgt.
     

Brooklyn Park Police Explorer Post #655:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Dawn Bright 1981 - 1987 * Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Brian Eychaner * Coon Rapids Police Officer
Greg Holst * Champlin Police Officer
David Jess * Maple Grove Police Captain
Cheri Dexter 1982 - 1983 Washington County Deputy Sheriff
 Wesley Filson 1987 - 1991 Police Office Grand Prairie, Texas
Nico Wallet   Ramsey County Detention Officer
Jeffrey Kordiak 2004 - 2008 CSO Medina
     

Burnsville Police Explorer Post #170:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
John Moses 1998 - 2001 Atlanta, Georgia Police Officer
Alison Ribar 1998 - 2002 Phoenix, Arizona Police Officer
Mark Olson 1998 - 2001 Atlanta, Georgia Police Officer
Brad Wubben 2005 - 2007 Lakeville Police Officer
Drew Van Guilder 2003 - 2006 Montgomery Police Officer
Patrick McCabe 2000 - 2005 Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
     

Champlin Police Explorer Post #999:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Mark Edlund 1992 - 1997 Elk River Police Officer
Shane Michelson 1992 - 1995 Osseo Police Officer
Jim Johans 1993 - 1997 Sgt. Champlin Police Department
Chuck Bebus 1992 - 1994 US Army Military Police Officer
Joni Keiner    Champlin Police Officer
Anthony Mortinson 1996 - 2001 Osseo Police Officer
Andrew Broman   Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Weston Rolf   Champlin Police Officer
Nick Englund   Champlin Police Officer
     

Chaska Police Explorer Post #421:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Jamie Personius 1997 - 2001 Chaska Police Officer
 Mark Eischens 1999 - 2001  Deputy MeLeod County
Tom Maloney 1997 - 1998 Bloomington Police Officer
Nick Bengtson   Carver County Deputy
Mike Bengtson   Carver County Deputy
     

Circle Pines-Lexington Police Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Brian Hill 1994 - 1999 Anoka County Deputy Sheriff
Scott Kostohryz 1994 - 1999 Moorhead Police Officer
Steve Bikkie 1993 - 1996 Lino Lakes Police Officer
(Deceased)
Officer Steve Bikkie

On May 19, 2000, Officer Steve Bikkie was hit by a car while riding his motorcycle.  He was on his way home to pick up his police uniform so that he could report to work.  He was immediately transported to Regions Hospital where he remained unconscious for a week.  On May 27, 2000, he died from his injuries.  Steve joined the police department as a community service officer on October 5, 1998 and was promoted to officer on March 1, 1999.

Nathan Arvidson 1994 - 1996 Anoka County Deputy Sheriff
Nabil Gubash 1996 - 1999 Sherburne County Deputy Sheiff
     

Columbia Heights Police Explorer Post #554:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Joe Sturdevant 1985 - 1991 Columbia Heights Police Officer
Mark Persons 1986 - 1991 Detective Golden Valley Police
Dale Moore   St. Anthony Police Officer
Christine Okerstrom 1996 - 2002 Hopkins Police / Fire Dispatcher
Daniel Wroble 2004 - 2006 Sherburne County Jail Deputy
     
     

Coon Rapids Police Explorer Post #763:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
William Breth 1988 - 1993 * Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Rachel Canning 1988 - 1993 * Sherburne County Correctional Officer
Jeffery Katers 1988 - 1990 * Ramsey City Police Department
Shawn Silvera 1990 - 1994 *

Lino Lakes Police Officer

 

On September 6, 2005, Lino Lakes Police Officer Shawn B. Silvera was killed in the line of duty while assisting in a high-speed chase on Minnesota Interstate Highway 35W.  Officer Silvera was struck by the suspect’s car after deploying stop-sticks.  He died serving his community; displaying actions that typify what the thin blue line of law enforcement stands for – the threshold between order and chaos.  Officer Silvera made the SUPREME SACRIFICE.

 

 

   

 Joe Nuefeld 1995 - 2000 Coon Rapids Police Officer
Tony Newton 1997 - 2001 Anoka Police Officer
Brandon Dorr 2002 - 2007 Crystal Police Officer
Bill Hammes 2002 - 2005 Coon Rapids Police Officer
Travis Hale 2003 - 2008 CSO Blaine
Doug Barron 1994 - 1996 Deputy Isanti County Sheriff
     

 

Crystal Police Explorer Post #2950:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Kristin Reider

2000 - 2004

Ramsey Police Department / Explorer Advisor

     

 

Dakota County Sheriff's Explorer Post #523:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Jill Karnick

1993 - 1999

Cannon Falls Police Officer

Sean Qualy

1992 - 1998 

Dakota County Deputy / Explorer Advisor Dakota County

Matt Regis

1999 - 2001 

Deputy Sheriff Dakota County

Jeff Werner

 

Minneapolis K-9 Officer

Ryan Theil

 

Work at Carver County Sheriff's Office

Cody Foss

1995 - 1997

Robbinsdale Police Officer

Kevin Prow

 

Member of the US Army stationed in Iraq

Nicole Pesek

 

Edina Police Officer

Matt Petrone

2004 - 2007

CSO Minneapolis Airport Police

Tim Fletcher

2004 - 2007

Deputy Dakota County,

Explorer Advisor

Scott Blehm

2007 - 2011 Park Lakes and Trial Ranger Dakota County
Jon Grimes 2009 - 2011 US Army EOD, Fort Jackson, SC
Michael Hingiss 2010 - 2011 Chouteau County Montana Deputy Sheriff
Ryan Brown 2002 - 2003 Deputy County Sheriff
     
     

 

Eagan Police Explorer Post #568:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Brett Billmeyer

 

Woodbury Police Sgt.

Steve Wills

 

Woodbury Police Captain

Chris Erickson

 

Minnesota State Trooper

Mark Ganley

 

Roseville Police Officer

Kevin Lazarchic

 

Minneapolis Police Officer

Chris Hetland   St. Paul Police Officer
Max Yakovlev   Burnsville Police Department
 Michael Lange 1998 - 2003 Deputy Sheriff, Richland County Montana

John Cajacob

2000 - 2002 Rochester Police Officer
Adam Jacobson 1998 - 2005 Coon Rapids Police Officer
Taylor Arneson 2001 - 2005 Coon Rapids Police Officer
Tome Smith 1999 - 2005 Burnsville Police Officer
Steve Sturm 2000 - 2000 Orono Police Officer
Dave Velasquez 1999 - 2004 Brooklyn Park Officer
Amy Therkelson   Plymouth Police Officer  
Joseph Boche 1988 - 1995 Inver Grove Heights Police Office
     

 

Edina / Eden Prairie Explorer Post #925:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Robert Berry

1988 - 1992 *

Minneapolis Police Officer

Mark Biermaier

1986 - 1993 *

Edina Police Officer

Rena Dudgeon

1986 - 1989 *

Minneapolis Police Officer

Tony Ewald

1988 - 1992 *

Port of Seattle Police Officer

Gregory Granson

1987 - 1991 *

Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff 

Eric Leander

1987 - 1992 *

Wright County Deputy Sheriff

David Lindman

1990 - 1993 *

Edina Police Officer

Gary Nelson

1988 - 1990 *

Minneapolis Police Officer

Kerri Nolden

1988 - 1994 *

Bloomington Police Officer

Emily Owen

1989 - 1991 *

Minnesota State Patrol Officer

Kevin Rofidal

1986 - 1993

Edina Police Officer

Henry  Price

 

St. Paul Police Officer

 Paul R. Burke 1986-1990 Wright County Deputy Sheriff
Mark Melander 1990 - 1992 Edina Police Officer
Brandon Kuske  1995 - 1999 Edina Police Officer
Dave Boosalis 1996 - 2002 Edina Police Officer
Ryan Schultz 1999 - 2004 Edina Police Officer
Dan Wong 1987 - 1991 Tempe, Arizona Police Officer
Adam Schroeder 2001 - 2005 Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
Nathan Eichman 1995 - 2001 Eden Prairie Police Officer
Brandon Carlston 2005 - 2007 Eden Prairie Police Officer
     

 

Fairmont Police Explorer Post #167:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Barry Anderson 1985 - 1986 * Rochester Police Officer
Bard Buhmann 1985 - 1990 * Fairmount Police Officer
James Kotewa 1985 - 1991 * Fairmount Police Detective
Scott Schons 1985 - 1989 * FBI Agent stationed in Utah
Larry Siegler 1985 - 1991 * Part Time Jailer
Mike Wetzler 1991 - 1993 * Deputy Sheriff in Colorado

Shannon Barnette

1979 - 1982

Sgt. Minneapolis Police

     

 

Fridley Police Explorer Post #886:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Shannon Barnette

1979 - 1982

Sgt. Minneapolis Police

Tony Bennek 1986 - 1990 Corporal Jacksonville Beach, Florida Police Officer
Brian Owens 1994 - 1998 Sgt Blaine Police Department
Ted Berg   Blaine Police Officer
Kim Perry-Potter 1986 - 1991 Brooklyn Center Police Officer
     

 

Forest Lake Police Explorer Post #515:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Jason Corlew

 

Centennial Lakes Police Officer

Melissa Harget

*

Lino Lakes Police Officer

Jackie Karels

*

Wyoming Police Officer

Rob Mondor

 

Corporal Maryland State Police

Shayle Schulz

*

Anoka Police Officer

Brandt Standridge

 

Hector Police Officer

Warren Peter

 

Military Police Officer

  Megan Martin/Carlson

 

Forest Lake Police

Nancy Klosner/Carlson   Forest Lake Police
Pete Zajac   Farmington Police
Mike Shepard 1994 - 2001 Mendota Heights Police
     

 

Hastings Police Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Cory Fitch 1994 - 1998 Minneapolis Police Officer
     

 

Hennepin County Police Explorer Post #744:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Clark (Rusty) Goset 1990 - 1995 Minneapolis Police Officer
Lindsay Strege 1995 - 1997 Minneapolis Police Officer
Paul Orvis 1993 - 1996 Stearns County Sheriff Deputy
Daniel Dixon 1994 - 1996 Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Brian Hansen 2005 - 2006 Hennepin County Sheriff Deputy
Brandon Zabel 2005 - 2007 Brooklyn Center Police Officer
     

 

Inver Grove Heights Police Explorer Post #9573:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Nick Francis 1994 - 1998 Sgt Apple Valley Police
     

 

Maple Grove Police Explorer Post #775:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Rick Palaia * Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
Tony Weeks * Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Nick Gross 1996 - 2000 Maple Grove Police Officer
Dan Wills      Maple Grove Police Officer
Jon Fisher     St. Louis Park Police Officer
  Pete Underthun    Crystal Police Officer
Tim Vaughn   Burnsville Police Officer
Tony Lejather   Eagan Police Officer
Joe Sadler   Blain Police Officer
 Nick Turcotte 2001 - 2004

Sgt. Nicholas D. Turcotte, Minnesota National Guard

A Company, 2nd Battalion, 135th Infantry

 

Sgt. Turcotte died near Al Nasiriyia, Iraq on December 4, 2006 when his Armored Security Vehicle rolled over while escorting a logistics convoy.

Photo by Senior Airmen Eric Cullen, Minnesota National Guard Public Affairs

Adam Harrer   Crystal Police Officer
Shawn Fricke   Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Joe Eckes   Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
Kyle Parr   Owatonna Police Officer
Erick Dyer   Orono Police Officer
David Williams 2001 - 2003 Olmsted County Deputy Sheriff
     

 

Maplewood Police Explorer Post #57:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Mike Duzan 1991 - 1992 Sgt Chaska Police
Adam Rolshouse 1997 - 1999 Brooklyn Park Officer
     

 

Minneapolis Police:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Brandon Brugger

1991 - 1997

Minneapolis Police Officer

Jason Lundquist

1995 - 1997

Agent - Minneapolis Park Police

Erin Spruance

1993 - 1997

Corrections Officer - Minnesota Department of Corrections

Terry Nutter

1994 - 1997

Minneapolis Police Officer

 John Haugland

1999 - 2003

Minneapolis Police Officer

Dennis Kreft

1998 - 2002

Minneapolis Police Officer
Troy Carlson 2000 - 2002 Minneapolis Police Officer
Jeff Isenhower   Army Military police
Mike Isenhower 2000 - 2004 Williston Police Officer, ND
     

 

Minnesota State Patrol Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
John Engle 1985 - 1993 Minneapolis Police Officer
 Matt Langer   Sgt. Minnesota State Patrol
Beth Kelly   Minnesota State Patrol Trooper
Brett Hayes   Minnesota State Patrol Trooper
Scott Parker   Minnesota State Patrol Trooper
Dave Timm   Cannon Falls Police Officer
Kirk Bergman 1984 - 1991 Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff
     

 

Minnetonka Police Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Marcus B. Bruning 1979 - 1984 Lieutenant St. Louis County Deputy Sheriff
 Steve Labatt   Deputy, Hennepin Sheriff’s Crime Lab
Brain Tholen   Edina Police Officer
Chris Oeklers   SA, NIS Homeland Security
Steve Kniss   Sgt. Minnetonka Police
Randy Dvorak   Roseville Police Officer / Deceased
James Stromberg   Minnetonka Police Officer
Todd Merwin   Wright County Deputy
Ed Aronld   Detective Denver Colorado Police
Erika Vandeventer   Carver County Detention Deputy
Elizabeth White   Hopkins Police Officer
Steve Tait   Sgt. Hennepin County Sheriff Dupty
Jason Tait   Minnetonka Police Officer
 Troy Hokanson 1986 - 1988 Lakeville Police Officer
Andrew Pike   Carver County Deputy Sheriff
Terry Nightingale 1976 - 1982 Columbia Heights Police Officer
Jeff Keast   Duluth Police Officer
Eric Gunderson   Maple Grove Police Officer
Heather Olson 1998 - 2005 Minnetonka Police Officer
David Hohertz 1977 - 1982 South Lake Minnetonka PD's Community Service Supervisor and Emergency Management Coordinator, and Park Police Officer.
Don Timmerman 1977 - 1980 Sgt. Rochester Police
Shannon Odegaard   Minnetonka Police Officer
Ryan Hodge   Minnetonka Police Officer
Jake Wenmark   Minnetonka Police Officer
     

 

Moorhead Police Explorer Post #:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

John Lien

1989 - 1991 *

Moorhead Police Officer

Lisa Johnk

1989 - 1995 *

Deputy Clay County Sheriff's

Joel Voxland

1998 - 2000 *

Moorhead Police Officer

Ryan Nelson

1994 - 1995 *

Moorhead Police Officer

Eli Paluga

1998 - 2000 Glyndon Police Officer

Toby Krone

1990 - 1991 *

Moorhead Police Officer

Brad Zieska

1989 - 1995

Fargo Police Officer

Mark Empting

1989 - 1993

Deputy Clay County Sheriff's

Andrew McFarlaine

1998 - 2000 Dilworth Police Officer

Dan Hermann

1991 - 1992

Deputy Cass County Sheriff's

Eric Lein

1998 - 2000

Deputy Ottertail County Sheriff's

Paul Hanson

1998 - 2000 West Fargo Police Officer
Ryan O'Donnel 1993 - 1998 West Fargo Police Officer
Bob Huckeby 1996 - 2000 Deputy Wilkin County Sheriff's
Mark Pearson 1991 - 1994 Barnesville Police Officer
Derek Randall 1989 - 1991 Deputy Wright County Sheriff's
Chris Olson 1990 - 1992 East Grand Forks Police Officer
Erin Reski 1996 - 2000 Roseville Police Officer
Nick Wiedenmeyer 1998 - 2000 Moorhead Police Officer
Ryan Suedel 1991 - 1992 Police Officer, Bentonville Arkansas
Jeff Lee 2004 - 2007 Deputy Clay County Sheriff's
Cody Harstad 2004 - 2006 North Dakota Highway Patrol
Nate Eisenmenger 2006 - 2007 Aberdeen South Dakota Police
Matthew Boelter 2004 - 2007 Golden Valley Police Officer
Peter McDonald 2004 - 2008 Transportation Security Adminstration
     

 

Mound Police Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Brent Olson 1977 - 1978 Sgt. Washington County Deputy Sheriff
 Nathan Gove   Sgt. Golden Valley Police
Kyle Larson   Sgt. Maple Grove Police Officer
     

 

New Brighton Police Explorer Post # 554:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Tony Puetznick 1991 - 1998 * New Brighton Police Officer
Heidi Murphy 1994 - 1998 St. Anthony Police Officer
Sara Johnston 1994 - 1997 Washington County
Scott Berg 1987 - 1991 Chicago County Patrol Sgt & K9 Handler
     

 

New Hope Police Explorer Post # 915:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Todd Black 1984 - 1991 * New Hope Police K-9 Officer

Mark A. Johnson

1984 - 1987 *

Director Technical Program

TASER International

Sheryl MacLeod 1983 - 1995 * Hennepin County Courts System
Michael Sieg 1983 - 1995 * Sherburne County Deputy Sheriff
Kal Norby 1996 - 1999 Maple Grove Police Officer
Eric Lammle 1991 -1994 Richfield Police Officer
     

 

Plymouth Police Explorer Post # 905:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Michael Goldstein

1984 - 1987

Chief of  Plymouth Police Department

Tony Holte

1992 - 1994

St. Paul Police Officer

Cory Tell

1992 - 1994

Sgt. St. Paul Police

Susan Day

1994 - 1997

Orono Police Officer

Scott Whiteford

1996 - 2001

Plymouth Police Officer

Jon Wetternach

1994 - 1997

Maple Grove Police Officer

Michael Helman

1994 - 1997

Maple Grove Police Officer

Mark Distel

1993 - 1995

St. Paul Police Officer

David Steester

1984 - 1985

Minneapolis Police Officer

Shelly Brown 

1985 - 1987

Dispatcher

Andrew Minea

1999 - 2003

Wright County Deputy Sheriff

 Justin Alderink

1998 - 2000

Anoka County Sheriff Deputy

Abby McNeil 2001 - 2006 * St. Louis Park Police Officer
Danielle Hanley 1987 - 1994 * Columbia Heights Police Officer
Colleen Bouta 1999 - 2003 * Brooklyn Center Police Officer
Mike Sussman 1990 - 1993 Sergeant Mound Police
     

 

Ramsey County Sheriff Explorer Post #2:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Adam Moore 1997 - 2002 Hennepin County Sheriff's Office
Kurt Krinke 1979 - 1981 Commander Ramsey County Sheriff
     

 

Rochester Police Explorer Post #12:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Lane Nock 1997 - 1999 St. Paul Police
Phil Windschitl 1997 - 2000 West St. Paul Police
Hersh Hoglan 1995 - 1997 U.S. Marines Military Police
Tim Kauphusman 1997 - 2000 Rochester Police Reserves / On Hiring List
Tom Wright 1995 - 1997 Minnesota State Patrol

Ryan Manguson

1995 - 1997

Rochester Police - Sergeant

Cory Lynch

1995 - 1997

Telecommunicator with La Cross County Emergency Services / Part time

Deputy Vernon County Sheriffs office

Kristina Schulte 1999 - 2001 Duluth Police Officer
Teresa Frissora 2004 - 2008 Rochester Police Officer
Brandon Sell 2000 - 2004 Wabasha County Deputy
     

 

Roseville Police Explorer Post #574:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.

Keith Hendrickson

1998 - 2002

Marine Corps LCpl Keith Hendrickson MPD/N Okinawa, Japan

Eric Bohrer

1995 - 1999 Inver Grove Heights Police Officer / Explorer Advisor
Tom Bohrer   University of Minnesota Police Officer

Neil Anderson

  St. Paul Police Officer / Explorer Advisor

Jake Coopet

  Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputy
Julie Severson 1998 - 2003 Crystal Police Officer
     

 

Shakopee Police Explorer Post:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

TJ Baker

1999 - 2001

Shakopee Police Officer

Travis Goerish

1998 - 2001

Shakopee Police Officer

Shane Schultz

2003 - 2007 Jordan Police Officer
     

 

St. Louis County Sheriff Explorer Post # 523:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
John Palcher 1996 - 2000 Brainerd Police Officer
Matt Gookins 1998 - 2001 Grand Rapids Police Officer
 Corey Willman   Benton County Deputy
     

 

St. Louis Park Explorer Post # 505:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Diane Gafeney

1981 - 1985

Overland Park, Kansas Police Officer 

Jon Gullickson

 *

Minneapolis Police Officer /

Deceased

Angel Jensen

   *

St. Louis Park Dispatcher

Gregg Jensen

  

Lakeville Police Officer

Erik Johnson

  

Maple Grove Police Officer

Michael Johnson

 1971 - 1974

U S Air Force Security Police

Clyde Kodatic

 

San Diego Deputy Sheriff

Lorin Kramer

 

St. Louis Park Sgt. (Retired)

Chris Moe

1981 - 1985

Ramsey County Deputy Sheriff    K-9

Dan Morgan 

 

St. Louis Park Officer (Retired)

Robert Penny

1972 - 1975*

Champlin Police Officer

Ben Rossum

 

Ramsey City Police Officer

Wade Setter

1972 -1975

Brooklyn Park Police Chief

William Sewall

1969 - 1972

U S Air Force Security

Robert Skoro

*

Minneapolis Police Sgt.

Kent Therkelson

1971 - 1974

Eagan Police Chief

Michael Trenholm

1972 - 1975

Minnesota DNR

Timothy White

 

Sheridan, Wyoming Police Officer

Holly Landgren

 

U S Customs Investigator

Robert Maskel

1971 - 1974

Minnesota State Patrol Lt.

Lora Setter

1972 - 1975

Minnetonka Police Lt.

Gary Therkelsen

1969 - 1972

Eden Prairie Police Commander

Bryon Fraser

1971 - 1974

St. Louis Park Police Officer (Retired)

 Kathy Lefty - Gomez

1989 - 1994  

Crystal Police Officer

Matt Saba   Crystal Police Officer
Mark Bergeron   Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Tony Martin 1995 - 2002 Edina Dispatch
Mark Bergeron 1991 Brooklyn Park Police Officer
Jeff Hulse 1993 - 1999 Leach Lake Tribal Police Officer
     

 

St. Paul Police Explorer Post #454:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Frank Caruso 1988 - 1991 * Blaine Police Officer
Tammy Chies 1988 - 1991 * Airport Police Officer
Shelia Hoff 1990 - 1993 * St. Paul Police Sgt.
John Krenik 1978 - 1983 * Teacher - St. Paul Public Schools
Robert Kruse 1992 - 1997 * St. Paul Police Officer
Amy Leier 1989 - 1996 * St. Paul Police Officer
Shawn Murphy 1992 - 1995 * St. Paul Police Officer
Michael Parkos 1990 - 1994 * Roseville Police Officer
Scott Rudeen 1992 - 1995 * State Patrol Officer
Joanne Sellner 1988 - 1992 * Metro Transit Police Officer
Robert Stanway 1991 - 1993 * St. Paul Police Officer
Brandt Wasmund 1992 - 1994 CEO - New Brighton Police
Ryan Olson 1992 - 1996 Dakota County Deputy Sheriff / Explorer Advisor Dakota County
 Craig Cilley   Washington County Sheriff's Deputy
Greg Reiter   Washington County Sheriff's Deputy
Matt St. George   Minneapolis Police Officer
Mary Tomasko 1995 - 1996 St. Louis Park Police Officer
Wes Villegas 2000 - 2003 Blaine Police Officer
Jennifer Foster 1994 - 1997 Brooklyn Park Police Officer / Former Head Explorer Advisor
     
 

Stearns County Sheriff Explorer Post #250:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Jason Bartell 1991 - 1993 * Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Chris Boucher 1986 - 1998 * Cold Spring Police Officer
Tony Caspers 1985 - 1988 * Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Joan Fonss 1989 - 1996 * St Cloud Police Officer
Dan Frank 1988 - 1994 * Sherburne County Deputy Sheriff

Jeff Garcia

1990 - 1994 * Elk River Police Officer
Steve Kritzeck 1990 - 1994 * Hennepin County Deputy Sheriff
Phillip Meemken 1986 - 1989 * Stearns County Deputy Sheriff
Steve Nohner 1990 - 1994 * Stearns County Deputy Sheriff
Paul Van Vorrhis 1989 - 1994 * Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Brad Meyer 1983 - 1987 St. Joseph Police Officer
Bruce Bechtold 1983 - 1985 Chief Deputy Stearns County Sheriff's
Dave Windels 1995 - 1997 * Elk River Police Officer
Dave Stadther 1988 - 1989 Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Josh Vogel 1997 - 1998 Military Police Officer
Dave Murphy 1998 - 2000 * Carver County Deputy Sheriff
Dwight Pfanenstein 1991 - 1994 St. Joseph Police Officer
Steve Wirth 2002 - 2003 Military Police Officer
James Illies 1988 - 1991 Jail Sgt. Stearns County Sheriff
Kelly Simodet 1990 - 1991 Sgt. St. Cloud Police
Kevin Kutzman 1988 - 1991 St. Cloud Police Officer
Mark Bromenschenkel 1981 - 1983 Sartell Police Officer
Mike Arseneau 1994 - 1999 * GSSC Security / Stearns County Water Patrol
Matt Frantesl 1997 - 2000 Minnesota DOC
Phil Jorgeson 1981 - 1983 Minnesota State Patrol Officer
Paul Schley 1996 - 1998 * Anoka Police Officer
Rob Schreiber 1982 - 1986 St. Cloud Police Officer
Shirley Zwack 1989 - 1992 Deputy Stearns County Sheriff's
Steven Soyka 1988 - 1992 Detective Stearns County Sheriff's
Steve Noetzel 1996 - 1999 * Deputy Stearns County Sheriff's
Sean Gales 1999 - 2002 * Deputy Benton County Sheriff's
Scott Romstad 1998 - 2002 * Minnesota DOC
Shannon O'Donnel 1989 - 1992 Deputy Kandiyohi County Sheriff's
Tim DesMarais 1980 - 1983 Detective Stearns County Sheriff's
Dawn Scegura 1998 - 2002 * Stearns County Corrections Officer
Hao Nguyen 2001 - 2004 * Stearns County Corrections Officer
Jamie Florek 1997 - 2002 * Stearns County Corrections Officer
Mark Maslonkowski 1997 - 2003 * Stearns County Corrections Officer
Matt Mayers 1999 - 2002 * Stearns County Corrections Officer
 Scott Grabowski 1980 - 1982 Minneapolis Traffic Unit Officer
Brian K Cousineau 1986-1989 Police Officer, Englewood, CO
 Jason Koczur 1996 - 1999 Detention Deputy Goodhue County
Todd Philippi 1989 - 1992 Dispatcher MN State Patrol
Andrew Norton 1980 - 1985 Detective Seattle Washington Police Department
     
 

Washington County Sheriff Explorer Post #2528:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Scott Graff 1994 - 1999 Forest Lake Police Officer
Matt Wieland  ? - 2001 Sgt Washington County Deputy Sheriff
Joel Legut 1996 - 2002 Deputy Washington County Sheriff
Justin Kaeding 1999 - 2003 Washington County Deputy Sheriff
Nick Loperfido  1999 - 2005 Washington County Deputy Sheriff
Randy Helms 2001 - 2008 Washington County Deputy Sheriff
Bradley Asplund 1999 - 2004 Washington County Correctional Officer
Brian Krook 2005 - 2009 Washington County Deputy Sheriff
     

 

Woodbury Police Explorer Post #575:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Jenifer Mechavich   Minnesota State Trooper
Omar Makland   Sgt Woodbury Police
Thomas Handwerk   Red Wing Police Officer
Charlie Aldean   Washington County Deputy
Eric Ramsdell   Woodbury Police Officer
Jonathan McAlpine   Phoenix, Arizona Police Officer
Audra Rawlings 1996 - 2001 Correctional Deputy Dakota County
     

 

West St. Paul Police Explorer Post:

Explorer: Years as explorer Where they are today.
Mark Gjertson   Washington County
Water, Parks and Trails Unit
     

 

Wright County Sheriff Explorer Post #641:

Explorer:

Years as explorer

Where they are today.

Brent Richter

 1979 - 1980

Minnesota State Patrol

Doug Forseman

1979 - 1981

Investigator Minnesota Attorney General Gambling Enforcement Division

Terry Dehmer

1979 - 1983

Wright County Sheriff Office (Retired)

Brooklyn Park Crime Prevention Specialist

Matt Walker

1979 - 1983

Metro Transit Police

Randy Erickson

1979 - 1984

Wright County Sheriff Jail Program Director

Dave Nystuen

1980 - 1985

Wright County Sheriff Patrol Sergeant / Explorer Advisor / Major Crimes Unit

Annette Habisch

1983 - 1987

Wright County Sheriff Detective Sgt.

Scott Halonen

1983 - 1987

Wright County Sheriff Patrol Sergeant / Major Crime Unit

Nancy Engfer

1983 - 1988

Annandale Police Officer

Jake Hermansen

1984 - 1990

Wright County Sheriff Patrol / Field Trainer

Heath Gillham

1985 - 1990

Wright County Sheriff Warrant's Division

Chad Strand

1985 - 1990

Wright County Sheriff / Use of Force Instructor

Amee (Johnson) Prybil

1986 - 1992

Wright County Sheriff Deputy - Court Security

Trevor Zimmerman

1989 - 1992

Lake City Police Officer

Chad Nagorski

1990 - 1996

Inv. Duluth Police Gang Strike Force

Martha Lundell

   

Medina CSO

Sam Glucklich

   

California Highway Patrol

Drew Scherber

   

Wright County Sheriff Deputy - SRO

Ross Gullickson

    

Lieutenant with Three Rivers Park Police

Ben Miller

1995 - 1998

Wright County Sheriff Patrol

Andy Althoff

1983 - 1985

U S Border Patrol

Nate Koep   Flagler County Sheriff Office
Florida
Krystal Joerg 2002 - 2005 Deputy Sheriff Wright County
 Matthew Ebert 1997 - 2001 Howard Lake Police Officer
Kevin Triplett 1999 - 2007 Wright County Sheriff Patrol
Jason Oltmanns 2002 - 2007 Wright County Sheriff Patrol
Brandon Wegner 2001 - 2003 Rogers Police Department
Zach Robertson 2002 - 2006 Long Prairie Police Department
Jake Brion 1983 - 1985 FBI
     

 

 

 

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