Conservation Officer Sarah Ann Backer-Grell

Conservation Officer Sarah Ann Backer-Grell

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, May 24, 2021

Add to My Heroes

Sarah Ann Backer-Grell

Conservation Officer Sarah Grell was killed in a vehicle crash at the intersection of County Road 336 and County Road 57 in Itasca County at about 8:30 am.

Her department vehicle was struck on the passenger side by a tractor trailer.

Officer Grell had served with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 16 years. She is survived by her husband and three children. Her uncle, father, and grandfather also served as conservation officers with the agency.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge 478

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

Most Recent Reflection

View all 102 Reflections

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

June 27, 2021

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.