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Game Warden Charles Wetsel

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, October 1, 1897

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Reflections for Game Warden Charles Wetsel

Rest in peace and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 1, 2020

On May 15th, 2017 I was given the honor of reading Officer Wetsel's name at the Minnesota Law Enforcement Memorial in St. Paul. Standing guard at the memorial has been and will continue to be one of the greatest honors of my law enforcement career. Although Officer Wetsel is no longer with us, he will always be remembered. Rest in peace Officer Wetsel, we will take it from here.

Officer Scott Fillingane
Maple Grove Police Department

May 15, 2017

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 116th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 25, 2013

Rest is peace comrade, the mission you started is carried on by others.

LT Greg Payton
MN DNR Enforcement

May 13, 2010

What a terrible way to die. My Dad and my son share your name, Charles. It means "brave protecter" - and that you are. May God bless your soul and all of those you left behind.

Nikki Shoutz
MN Conservation Officer

May 12, 2010

You died in a terrible way, and God will not overlook this. Trust in him, and he will lead you home. Rest in peace.

Annamarie

December 20, 2007

What an amazing story and legacy you have left. You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe

October 13, 2007

WHAT A HONOR IT MUST HAVE BEEN FOR YOU TO BE ONE OF THE NATION FIRST CONSERVATION OFFICER.REST IN GOD PEACE.

GILBERT DANIEL

August 25, 2006

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