Patrolman George Partridge was shot and killed after identifying himself as an officer while off duty.

He and two other officers had stopped at a bar after their shift. As they were leaving, they stopped to talk with a woman. The driver of another car that was attempting to pass them started yelling at them. After the officers identified themselves the man opened fire, killing Patrolman Partridge. Before Patrolman Partridge collapsed he returned fire. The suspect fled but was apprehended a short time later. He had been hit once in the arm by Patrolman Partridge’s return fire.

The suspect was convicted of first degree manslaughter and sentenced to one year in prison on March 10, 1977.

Patrolman Partridge had been employed with the Minneapolis Police Department for three years and is survived by his 5-year-old daughter.