Line of Duty Deaths

Henry Halvorson
Grand Forks County
Sheriff

1948 - 1952

July 25th 1900 to March 9th 1952

Died as a result of injuries he received in a three vehicle accident near Tappen ND. He was transporting two prisoners to the North Dakota State Prison in Bismarck at the time of the accident.

-Born July 25th 1900 in Northwood Township, Grand Forks County
-Was married to Corella Ida Bakken September 7th 1933
-Was in Farming for several years
-Was Chief of Police in Northwood for 9 1/2 years
-While in Northwood, he was also a member of The Commercial Club and Fire Department
-1944-46 worked as a defense plant guard in Seattle Washington
-1946 to 1948 he served as Police Chief in Larimore ND
-Elected Sheriff in 1948
-When he resided in Grand Forks he actively engaged in church work
-Was a member of the Assembly of God Church
-Was a prominent in the work of the Christian Business Men's Committee and Youth for Christ organization
-Was Secretary of Grand Forks Gideon Society at the time of his death
-Was in the last year of his second two year term as Sheriff at the time of his death
-Survived by his Wife, Son - Ardell 24 years old of Everatte Washington, Daughter-Darlene 12 years old

Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department
P.O. Box 12608, Grand Forks ND 58208-2608 ( 122 S 5th St Suite #210)

Phone: 701-780-8280
Fax: 701-780-8307

Email: Sheriffs.office@gfcounty.org