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Former Sheriff Bill Bergquist remembered for his decades of service to Clay County

He was a father, grandfather, and dedicated family man who loved being involved in his kids' lives, and extracurricular activities.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Family, friends and former colleagues share stories of Bill Bergquist at his funeral. They remember the way he was able to talk to anyone. Old colleagues like former Clay County Judge Lisa Borgen say Bergquist left a lasting impact on Clay County during a career spanning four decades. During that time he served as Clay County…

Former Clay County Sheriff Bergquist dies

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Former longtime Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist has died following a battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Bergquist was 64. A law enforcement career that spanned four decades, Bergquist joined the Moorhead Police Department in 1988 and served as Clay County Sheriff from 2003 to 2019. Sheriff Mark Empting tells us everyone is mourning his passing. He is…

Retired Clay County Sheriff in hospice, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Retired Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist has been placed on Hospice care at Sanford. Bergquist’s family says since his retirement in 2019, he has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His family says Bergquist is resting comfortably with his family and friends by his side. Bergquist had a nearly four-decade long law enforcement career. He joined the Moorhead…

The End of an Era: Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist Retires After Nearly Four Decades in Law Enforcement

He's been sheriff since 2002

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist announced his retirement nearly a year ago, and now he’s celebrating the end of that chapter of his life with a retirement party. “I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement. So I was waiting and waiting until that time when I got to school and I’ve loved it since,” he said. His…

Jason Hicks Touts His Experience in His Campaign For Clay Co. Sheriff

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Among the candidates to replace retiring Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist is a longtime detective for the department. Det. Jason Hicks has investigated many of the highest-profile crimes in the county over the past decade. He says he’s looking for a fresh challenge after his lengthy investigations career. “I’d have an advantage because after all this time and…

Clay County Sheriff Will Not Seek Re-election

Bergquist’s law enforcement career has spanned 40 years.

MOORHEAD, MN (KFGO) – Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says his law enforcement career is coming to an end. In an email to his staff, Bergquist said he will not seek another term. Bergquist said “it’s time to think about a slower pace of life and spending more time with my grandchildren, family, and friends. Bergquist’s law enforcement career has…