Type of Officer: Police Officer
Jurisdiction: Minneapolis
County: Ottawa
Death Date: 8/11/1977
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer VanMeter was probably on his way to check the city-county airport when his car careened off the highway in a heavy rain. He was killed instantly in the accident. VanMeter was the first officer in Ottawa County to die in the line of duty.