Nick Grivna

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Service Record

Virginia Minnesota Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in 2014.[1]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave


2017 Virginia Police Department Life Saver Award

In 2017, Grivna received the Life Saver Award from the Virginia Police Department.[2]

2021 St. Louis County Life Saver Award

On April 21, 2022, Grivna received the Life Saver Award for helping to extract a woman from a fire at an apartment building on February 28, 2021.[3]

Incident Reports

2018 Death of Scot Widmark

On November 27, 2018, Widmark forced a woman from a car with a knife before holding a man hostage as a human shield. Grivna shot Widmark, killing him.[4]

Response Timeline

On January 10, 2019, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension ruled the shooting to be justified.[4]

2022 Death of Michael Johnson

Response Timeline

Grivna was placed on leave.[5]

The county Attorney's Office found that an objectively reasonable officer would believe there was a threat of death or great bodily harm, and their actions were reasonable.[6]

LEO Ratings


  1. Subject, Officers Identified in Officer Involved Shooting in Chisholm, News Release, Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 2022-04-22
  2. 2017 Year in Review, Virginia Police Department, 2017
  3. Brady Slater, St. Louis County honors 15 for heroic acts in 2021, Duluth News Tribune, 2022-04-13
  4. 4.0 4.1 Virginia police officer cleared in fatal shooting, MPR News, 2019-01-10
  5. Matt Sepic, Man shot by police in Chisholm identified, MPR News, 2022-04-23
  6. Prosecutors say no charges related to officer-involved shooting in Chisholm, WDIO, 2023-01-11