Salute to Sacrifice

Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand (left) and Matthew Ruge (right) with firefighter-paramedic Adam Finseth (center)
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On February 18th, Burnsville officers Paul Elmstrand, Matthew Ruge, and paramedic Adam Finseth were killed in the line of duty. As a tribute for their sacrifice, the EPPA physicians at Southdale and Ridges ask you to join us by donating blood. This site represents a pledge to donate blood. If you make a pledge, the next step is to visit the American Red Cross to find a time and place to donate ( Send a photo of yourself while donating to [email protected]. Family members and friends are welcome to participate. We will create a photo wall in the Ridges ED to give a final salute to these men who died in service to our community.

For those who also wish to make a monetary donation to benefit the families of the men, please visit:

Benevolent Fund