Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Conservation Officer Shannon Lee "Opie" Barron

Red Lake Nation Conservation Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Sunday, July 7, 2019

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Reflections for Conservation Officer Shannon Lee "Opie" Barron

We will never forget! Rest In Peace Officer Barron.

EO David Scott Adams
NOAA OLE Retired

July 15, 2019

Rest in Peace Brother Officer Barron

Joseph Hart-Bowley

July 15, 2019

My sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Conservation Officer Opie Barron on their loss. May our Lord give them all the strength and comfort they need during this difficult time of trial. Thank you fellow officer for your dedication and service to our nation and your community. Rest in peace.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis Otero
Department of Homeland Security/Bureau of Customs & Border Protect

July 11, 2019

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family & your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore City Police Department

July 11, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted your family to God every morning for over eight years. I pray that Shannon's life and death will bring glory to His name.

Trust those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

July 11, 2019

Brother, you did a meaningful job in a meaningful way in a place many have never heard of. You did a tough job for the greater good, for a deserving population and for that, we are all proud. We honor your life and your work, but we mourn your passing as another good man is taken from our Blue Line.

God Bless you, Officer Barron, may your eternal rest be ever peaceful and thank you for your service.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

July 10, 2019

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

July 10, 2019

Officer Barron,

May you rest in the arms of God and may God be with your family.

Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

July 10, 2019

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Conservation Officer, Shannon "Opie" Barron from a medical complication. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Conservation Officer succumbs from medical issues. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

July 10, 2019

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. May your sacrifice and memory never fade.

Ferry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

July 10, 2019

Officer Barron, Thank you for your dedication to duty and your love of community. Your job was extremely tough every day in the wilds of Minnesota. You must have faced many dangers along the way! May God open His arms now and welcome you into His Kingdom for a well deserved rest. God Bless you and all those that loved you here on earth. Rest in Peace, Brother.
My deepest sympathy to the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Flowery Branch, GA

July 10, 2019

Officer Barron, you served unselfishly for many long years, each day putting yourself in harm's way that others may live safely. Your reward will be great in heaven, for our good Lord sees everything and knows everything. May He immerse you and those you've left behind in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

July 10, 2019

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Police department
Powell, Wyoming

July 10, 2019

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Conservation Officer Shannon Barron. Please know we are eternally grateful for Shannon’s
service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Barron, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department for Shannon’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Shannon’s wife, aunt and children.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
Law Enforcement Outreach
[email protected]

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department
POINT 27- a Law Enforcement Liaison

July 9, 2019

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

July 9, 2019

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

July 9, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Barron, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your ultimate sacrifice will not be forgotten.


July 9, 2019

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Barron. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Red Lake Nation Conservation Department.

US Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 9, 2019

Rest in peace Conservation Officer Barron.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 9, 2019

Thank you, Conservation Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron, for your service. My prayers are offered to your family, friends, community and the Department. May you truly rest in peace.
Thank you.

Kim Durham
Davis Police Department - Daughter

July 9, 2019

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

July 9, 2019

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

July 9, 2019

Rest in peace Officer Barron!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

July 9, 2019

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Barron and the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Barron, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

July 9, 2019

To the family of Conservation Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron, friends, Public Safety Director William Brunelle and the Red Lake Nation Conservation Department.
You are lifted up in heart, thought and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you His peace that surpasses all understanding to keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus now and always. Thank you for your service.
"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved." John 3: 16 & 17
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Goldsboro, NC

July 9, 2019

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