Recently Fallen Hero

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn Jr.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources-Enforcement Division
End of Watch: April 19, 2019

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn Jr. drowned after he and other deputies responded to a report of a possible body in the lake. Officer Wynn and another deputy were thrown from the boat. Deputies were able to rescue the other deputy; however, Officer Wynn slipped below the surface. Officer Wynn is the first officer fatality from the state of Minnesota in 2019.


Commissioner Sarah Strommen
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Rd.
St. Paul, MN 55155

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6 Replies to “Recently Fallen Hero

  1. Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the family, friends and department of Officer Wynn Jr. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and peace during this difficult time.

    Officer Wynn Jr. thank you for your life of loyal, dedicated and selfless service to your community. You will always live on in the hearts of all who love and cherish you.

    God Bless you and keep you, RIP HERO..

  2. Officer Wynn, may you rest in God’s arms. My heartfelt Thank You for your Service and Dedication. To your Family, and Brothers and Sisters in Blue, my deepest Sympathy. You will all be in my Prayers, and my Family and I will always be here for you. Rest now, Hero. You will always be loved and appreciated, by this, and every, LEO Mom.

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