Shane Mikkelson, badge #6601
Mikkelson was an Apple Valley police officer in 2002 and on-duty when he ran a red light while pursuing a car and crashed into another vehicle, killing the pregnant driver and seriously injuring her husband. After the city fired him, an arbitrator ruled that the chase was “highly risky” and “entirely unnecessary”; a grand jury charged him with three misdemeanors. Mikkelson pleaded guilty to misdemeanor inattentive driving and kept his police license. Today he is police chief in Osseo.