Ryan Kelly

The MN 3Gun Group is proud to partner up with Ryan Kelly to instruct the emergency medical courses we offer.  Ryan is a Combat Medic and Instructor with the MN National Guard and a Police Officer and Medical Support Instructor with the Minneapolis Police Department.  His certifications include AHA CPR Instructor, Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TC3), and Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

“I started my career in the medical field when I joined the MN National Guard in 2008. I graduated the Army Combat Medic program and attained my National Registry Emergency Medical Technician. When I returned from active duty, I began working for Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) as a Tactical EMS instructor. While working at HCMC I had the experience of working with multiple police departments and tactical teams. Through HCMC, I had the pleasure of working with departments from Phoenix to Chicago and northern MN to Texas. The tactical EMS program that I worked with focused primarily on patrol operations and how to prevent line of duty deaths.

In 2013, I began working for the Minneapolis Police Department spending a majority of my time working in North Minneapolis in a 911 capacity. Aside from normal 911 response, I am a primary member of the departments medical support and education. My responsibilities are to ensure continued education in trauma care and other medically related ems training. In 2019, I became a nationally registered paramedic through HCMC spending a majority of my educational time riding in Minneapolis, responding to the same neighborhoods that I respond to as an officer with MPD.

Currently in the MN National Guard, I am assigned as a lead instructor for the 2-175 Regional Training Institute. My primary role in this is to teach combat medics and combat lifesavers basic and advanced medical care. The facility that I am a staff member at is the Medical Simulation and Training Center. Through here I am able to run full Tactical Combat Casualty Care scenarios utilizing the latest high-fidelity manikins. With my time at HCMC, I have created a very large catalog of scenario based medical training utilizing the militaries continued advancements in combat casualty care.

I am the owner of the training company Sentinel Tactical Emergency Medicine. The primary focus of this business is to train both civilians and law enforcement basic and advanced medical best practices. With Sentinel, I have the ability to pull in resources such as military and law enforcement instructors.” 

– Ryan Kelly


Relevant Professional Work Experience

Minneapolis Police- Police Officer
1925 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis MN 55411
-Interact with citizens to identify and solve problems in their neighborhoods
-Assists the public; keeps law and order, directs traffic
-Makes necessary arrests; keeps records and writes reports of all important incidents

Hennepin County Medical Center-Tactical Emergency Medical Instructor
701 Park Ave, Minneapolis MN 55415
-Provided tactical medical training for police officers and military
-Specialized in tactical team medical care
-EMT/EMR/CPR instructor
-Assist as range medics when needed

University of Minnesota Medical Center- IV Technician
2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55454
-Place intravenous lines based on doctor’s orders
-Assist in code teams for emergency patient needs
-Subject matter expert for IV access

Minnesota Army National Guard- Combat Medic
3300 W 98th St, Minneapolis, MN 55431
-Emergency Care Sergeant
-Certified AMEDD EMS instructor
-Military ambulance squad leader


Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
Certification attained: Paramedic

Concordia University, St. Paul, MN
Degree attained: Bachelor’s in criminal justice

North Hennepin Community College, Brooklyn Park, MN
Degree attained: Associate of Science in Law Enforcement

Specialized Training

Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
International Trauma Life Support (ITLS)
Pediatric Advance Life Support
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Advanced Medical Life Support
Graduated Tactical EMS School: Essentials for Tactical Medic 2012
Attended Minneapolis SWAT School 2017
Tactical Casualty Combat Care instructor
ACLS Instructor
AHA CPR instructor
Foundation Instructor/Facilitator Course certified
Group Instructor certified
Department of Transportation EMS instructor


Minneapolis Life Saving Award 2019
Minneapolis Life Saving Award 2018
Minneapolis Commendation Award 2016
Minneapolis Life Saving Award 2015
Minneapolis Commendation Award 2015
Army Achievement Medal 2016-Life Saving
Army Achievement Medal 2014
Distinguished leadership Award WLC 2014
Lifesaving Certificate AMRTC 2009


Target Field First Aid Team 2013 season- Volunteer EMT