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DNR officer laid to rest in Pine City

Eugene Wynn died on duty last weekend

April 26, 2019 - 7:29 am

Funeral services were Friday morning in Pine City for a long-time Minnesota DNR conservation officer, who died in the line of duty last weekend.

Officer Eugene Wynn was responding to a call on Cross Lake near Pine City on April 19, and was thrown from the boat along with a Pine County sheriff's deputy

The deputy managed to swim to shore, while Wynn's body was recovered after a five-hour search.

He leaves behind a wife, who's a Pine County district court judge, and two children. 

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Flags across the state fly at half staff on Friday to honor Wynn, 43.

In a proclimation, Gov. Walz called Wynn an "outstanding conservation officer, who was admired and respected by his colleagues, and served with dignity and pride.”

The funeral begins at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Pine City Civic Center.

Wynn worked for the DNR for 18 years.