Minn. conservation officer killed in crash on duty

Officer Sarah Grell had been a conservation officer since 2005

Duty Death: Sarah Grell - [Grand Rapids, Minnesota]

End of Service: 05/24/2021


The Star Tribune identified the deceased as Officer Sarah Grell, a conservation officer since 2005. She is survived by her husband and three children.

By Paul Walsh
Star Tribune

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. — A state conservation officer died while on duty Monday morning following a two-vehicle crash near Grand Rapids, officials said.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources ( DNR) is releasing no further information about the circumstances of the wreck, leaving that to the State Patrol, which has yet to disclose anything about the incident.

The officer's name is being withheld pending family notification.

"The DNR has expressed its deepest condolences to the officer's family for this tragic loss, and our staff are mourning the loss of one of our own," the agency said in an announcement.

(c)2021 the Star Tribune (Minneapolis)

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