Claremont Police Chief’s Killer Denied Parole, Will Be Moved
Andrew Salinas who pled guilty to first-degree murder in July of 1988 for killing Claremont Police Chief Gregory Lange was denied parole but will be moving to a medium-security facility.
At the time of the murder, Chief Lange was responding to a domestic disturbance at Salinas’ home when he was beaten with a shovel, then shot twice with his own gun. Lange was killed less than 200 feet from where he lived with his wife, Susan, and their 12-year-old son.
According to a post by Dodge County Sheriff Scott Rose on the Dodge County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, Salinas will be eligible for another parole hearing in 3 years.
According to the Star Tribune, Lange worked in Claremont for 2½ years. His prior law enforcement experience included being a police officer in Owatonna from 1972-1979.
Salinas according to the Star Tribune will be moved from "the Rush City prison to a lower-security facility."