On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Representative Pete Stauber. A former law enforcement officer, Congressman Stauber represents Minnesota’s 8th Congressional District.
During his tenure as a police officer, Representative Stauber was the victim of two violent gun crimes. In 1995, he was shot in the head while off-duty by a criminal with multiple past offenses. A few years later, a suspect pulled the trigger at point blank range, and by the grace of God, the gun malfunctioned. His experience as a police officer solidified his view that more must be done to support law enforcement and create safer communities.
Representative Stauber retired from the Duluth Police Department with the rank of Lieutenant and during his 23 year career, he also served as his lodge’s Vice President.