The Investigation Discovery Network will broadcast an episode called “In The Line Of Fire,” featuring the courageous acts of Maplewood police officer Julie Olson, along with those of an officer from NYPD and LAPD.
May 1 marked the fifth anniversary of the fatal shooting of Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who had served the city for 20 years. The City of Maplewood and Maplewood Police Department held a ceremony to retire his badge, number 357, at the police memorial created outside City Hall after his death. Mayor Nora Slawik reads the proclamation as Police Chief Paul Schnell holds it. Mayor Slawik presents the proclamation to Gail Bergeron along with the #357 badge. Two #457 badges were presented to Bergeron’s daughters, as well.
From left, Frank Atencio, Dawn Parks, Philip Parks and business owner Emad Almaliki work on interior renovations. Almaliki hopes to open his grocery store by the end of the month, or early May. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
Taking spring cleaning to the extreme, two longtime downtown North St.
State Sen. Chuck Wiger, DFL-Maplewood, presents a bill that would name the stretch of state Highway 36 that runs through Maplewood in honor of Sgt. Joe Bergeron, who died in the line of duty May 1, 2010. Next to him sits the widow of the slain officer, Gail, and Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell. (Erin Hinrichs/Review)
A welcomed, emotional tribute nearly five years after Bergeron's death
Last week, the Minnesota House of Representatives will hear legislation renaming a portion of Highway 36 within the city limits of Maplewood as “Sergeant Joseph Bergeron Memorial Highway.” Representative Leon Lillie (DFL-Maplewood) is the bill’s c