Conservation Officer Grant Scott Coyour

Conservation Officer Grant Scott Coyour

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1999

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Grant Scott Coyour

Conservation Officer Coyour and a civilian observer were killed in an aircraft accident while conducting an aerial moose telemetry survey over the Red Lake Wildlife Management Area, approximately 22 miles south of Baudette, Minnesota.

The 1977 Piper Cub the he was piloting was found by a Canadian government plane, which responded to his aircraft's emergency transponder beacon. Two Canadian paramedics parachuted down to the marshy area, where the plane was partially submerged, and found the bodies of both Officer Coyour and the observer.

Officer Coyour had flown for the agency as a full time pilot since 1997 and the Minnesota Army National Guard for over 10 years. He had been in law enforcement since 1977 and was survived by his parents, brother, and sister.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Officer Coyour,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Minnesota as a LEO and for our Country as well when you served with the MNARNG and MNANG. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 11, 2019

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