Richfield, MN Police Department

The History of the Richfield Police Department Motorcycle Unit

Richfield Police Department received its first motorcycle from the Fred Babcock VFW post (Babcock was a Richfield officer killed in line of duty in 1949) in 1955. Bob Carstenbrock was the only officer riding at that time but he later trained in others.  Richfield had a Harley until about 1977 when it was involved in an accident. In 1978 the department bought a Kawasaki that was a 1000 cc,. The department had that for several years until it was involved in an accident. In the early 2000s Richfield Police Department began leasing a Harley, and then decided to purchase one about 2007. Richfield Police Department now has three officers certified to ride.

1975 Motor Officer Dennis Benedict
Richfield Police Officer Ron Holt
1978 Barry Fritz

Information and Photos provided by the Richfield, MN Police Department.