Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn, Jr.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, April 19, 2019

Add to My Heroes

Eugene Wynn, Jr.

Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn drowned in Cross Lake after being thrown from a boat at approximately 7:45 pm.

He and a Pine County sheriff's deputy were responding to a report of a possible body floating in the lake. They had just left the boat launch when they were both thrown out of the boat into the frigid waters. Deputies on the shore attempted to reach them in a rowboat but Officer Wynn slipped below the surface and did not resurface. They were able to rescue the deputy, who was treated at a local hospital.

Officer Wynn, badge number 445 and station number K297, had served with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 18 years. He is survived by his wife and two children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 445

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

search and rescue

Most Recent Reflection

View all 144 Reflections

The men & women of the Abilene Police Department extend their prayer to the family, friends, & coworkers of Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn following his death. His long career is a reminder of the countless ways he served his community, and we are grateful.

Beth Reeves, Chaplain
Abilene Police Department

May 9, 2019

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.