MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (FOX 9) - It has been a decade since Maplewood Police Sgt. Joe Bergeron was shot and killed in the line of duty.
On May 1, 2010, Sgt. Bergeron was killed in an ambush by two car-jacking suspects. One of them was killed by police and the other is serving a prison sentence of more than 35 years.
Typically, every year the police department honors Bergeron with a memorial service on the anniversary of his death, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic the event was canceled this year.
"Even though we cannot come together for his memorial, please keep Sgt. Bergeron and his family in your thoughts," read a Facebook post from the Maplewood Police Department.
Bergeron had been on the force for more than 20 years at the time of his death.