Palle Sørensen

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Palle Mogens Fogde Sørensen (born March 26, 1927) is a former small-time criminal who shot and killed four police officers in September 1965 while escaping in a stolen car.[1]

After a huge search operation he was apprehended three days later and sentenced to life imprisonment.[1] Despite being a peaceful prisoner, Copenhagen-born Sørensen was considered the most dangerous convict in Denmark for many years.[1] He was granted parole after 32 years and eight months in prison — the longest time anyone has served in a Danish prison in modern history.[1]

Palle Sørensen's crime eventually led to Danish police arming themselves with guns.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Pedersen, Niels (19 November 2007). "Mordene der rystede Danmark" (in Danish). B.T. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "Politiet får tjenestepistol" (in Danish). TV 2. Retrieved 1 November 2010.