Ryan Londregan

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Service Record

Minnesota State Patrol

Rank Trooper
Dates of Service Hired in 2021.[1]
Salary $79,707 (2022)[2]
Last Known Status Administrative Leave[3]

Commendations

MADD Outstanding Rookie Award

In May 2023, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) named Londregan their Outstanding Rookie for removing 125 impaired drivers from the roadway in 2022.[4]

Hat Trick Award

Londregan received two "hat trick" awards from the state's Office of Traffic Safety for arresting three impaired drivers in one shift in 2022.[1]

Incident Reports

2023 Death of Ricky Cobb

Body-worn camera video
Ryan Londregan booking photo
Ryan Londregan

On July 31, 2023, troopers Brett Seide and Garrett Erickson stopped Cobb for driving without his lights on. Londregan responded to the scene. Cobb was wanted for violating a protective order in Ramsey County, which requested that the troopers arrest Cobb. Londregan went to the passenger side of the vehicle, with Seide on the driver's side and Erickson behind the vehicle. Seide told Cobb to exit the vehicle several times. Cobb refused, and Londregan reached in the vehicle, unlocked the doors, and started opening the passenger door. Cobb slowly moved the vehicle forward. Seide opened the driver's door and reached across Cobb toward his seatbelt as Cobb stopped the vehicle. Londregan pointed his handgun at Cobb and told him to get out of the car. Seide grabbed Cobb, who released the brakes. Londregan fired his handgun, striking Cobb. Cobb drove away and the officers followed. Cobb collided with the median.[5][3]

The troopers pulled Cobb from the vehicle and rendered aid before paramedics arrived. Cobb died at the scene.[5]

The incident was captured on officers' body-worn cameras and in-vehicle cameras.

Response Timeline

Londregan was placed on paid administrative leave.[3]

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Hennepin County Attorney's Office opened investigations.[6]

The State Patrol officer who trained Londregan and Seide on the use of force testified that a reasonable officer should believe that pointing a gun at a fleeing driver and telling them to stop would have the opposite effect.[5]

On January 24, 2024, Londregan was charged with second-degree unintentional murder, first-degree assault, and second-degree manslaughter.[3] Londregan faces up to 40 years for the murder charge.[5]

On April 17, 2024, Cobb's mother sued Londregan and Seide for unreasonable seizure and use of excessive force.[7]

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