MADD April Law Enforcement Support Newsletter – Officer of the Month Lieutenant Don Marose – Minnesota State Patrol

Lieutenant Don Marose retired from the Minnesota State Patrol on April 3, 2020.  At the time of his retirement Don was the statewide DRE/SFST/Phlebotomy Coordinator.  He served with the State Patrol for nearly 32 years.  He worked the freeways in Minnesota for the first 14 years of his career, working the overnight shift where he arrested and removed many impaired drivers from the roadways.  He also supervised the Executive Protection/Capitol Security Division from 2011 to 2013.


Lieutenant Marose is a nationally known expert on impaired driving.  He helped coordinate and start Minnesota’s Phlebotomy Program which was one of the first in the nation.  He has taught numerous DRE/ARIDE classes throughout Minnesota, around the United States and Canada

Lieutenant Marose has served on the MADD Minnesota Advisory Board since 2011 and has been its chair since 2013.  He helps plan and coordinate MADD’s yearly statewide Law Enforcement Recognition and annual Walk Like MADD events.  Don has been married to his wife Kathy for 8 years.  He has two stepdaughters and five grandchildren.

MADD is proud to recognize and honor Lieutenant Don Marose as its April Officer of the Month.  We also thank him for his many years of service to the citizens of Minnesota.  We wish Don the best for a long and happy retirement.