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Conservation Officer Grant Scott Coyour

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, June 11, 1999

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Reflections for Conservation Officer Grant Scott Coyour

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

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 13th anniversary of your death. 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

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

June 11, 2012

A hero may fall but will never be forgotten, RIP Sir.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 3, 2012


I did not know you but I know many who did. The mark you left on the men who knew you was impressive. You are not forgotten, even by those you never met.

Conservation Officer Jeff Koehn
MN DNR Enforcement Division

May 13, 2010

I remember well Grant's infectious enthusiasm,smiles, and laughter the first time I met him. He was my first officer to train and I quickly learned he was already very qualified, he loved to protect our resources, and we easily became friends. We have lost a dedicated professional but his spirit lives on in my heart and mind....I will never forget.

Conservation Officer Lloyd Steen
Mn. DNR Enforcement; Former FTO

May 13, 2010

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 28, 2007

Whenever comrades gather, Grant stories still bring laughter to all. Living life with a smile is a lesson you brought to us and we are richer for it. May the place God has given have clear running streams, crystal lakes, abundant forests, and skies of blue for a pilot who deserves eternal happiness.

Lt Greg Payton
MN Dept. of Natural Resources, Enforcement Division

January 31, 2007

Rest in peace!

Special Officer
Idaho State University

September 6, 2004

God bless you for your service and dedication to our country.

St. Louis City Police

August 20, 2004

Grant, I often think of you and remember those times at Schotty's house in Winsted. I remember when you left the Sheriff's department to work for the DNR and how happy we were for you. I was in Florida when you left us and to this day I am so sorry that I was not there to pay tribute to you. You were a good friend and I was a new officer that looked up to you. I know that God is lucky to have you helping. Rest in peace my friend until we meet again.

Officer Don Chouinard
St Paul Police Department

May 7, 2004

Grant...of the varying areas of law enforcement, I have always had the most admiration for those in conservation & fish and game. Your work is important. Thank you for your service and God bless.

Special Agent Dennis Duncan
Norfolk Southern Railway Police

March 15, 2004

On behalf of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association I want to let you know you're cleared for the approach to Runway Peace and Rest. When you get down enjoy the Eternal's Pilot's Lounge. Rest well, for you will be back on duty soon in the coming resurrection of the dead. New wings will be pinned on your breastplate of righteousness and you'll be sent out on patrol once more. Until then, rest in peace.

Special Agent/Pilot Darin L. Paul
Federal Bureau of Investigation

I may never have had the pleasure of meeting Officer Coyour, but we shared many things. We are both law enforcement officers in the Northern part of MN and share a deep love for our North woods. Officer Coyour, please know that you will never be forgotten, for you did not die in vain.

Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9

Officer R. Temple
Duluth Police, MN

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