Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Conservation Officer Sarah Ann Backer-Grell

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Monday, May 24, 2021

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Reflections for Conservation Officer Sarah Ann Backer-Grell

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

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
one’s character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
Author Unknown

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau of Customs and Border Protection

June 15, 2021

Thank you Officer Grell for your service and sacrifice to the people of Minnesota, it will never be forgotten. My deepest heartfelt condolences and prayers to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at the Minnesota DNR. God bless you sister and may you forever Rest in Peace.

Sergeant Craig Danielson
West Fargo Police Department
West Fargo, ND

June 12, 2021

My deepest sympathy to all your loved ones. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten. Your brothers and sisters in blue will always keep your memory alive. Continue to watch over all of your loved ones, let them feel your presence.

"A rain drop landing on your cheek
Is a Kiss from someone that lives in Heaven
And is watching over you." (Author Unknown)

Bob Gordon, Retired Deputy Chief
Father of Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

June 5, 2021

Very sad. Rest in peace sister.

Former Corporal Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

June 5, 2021

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Officer Grell. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 3, 2021

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

May 31, 2021

Rest In Peace sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and department during this tragic time. Matthew 5:9.

Lieutenant Don Barton
Garden City PD, MI

May 31, 2021

Officer Grell, our Lord took you back to Himself as your life had only begun for reasons known to Him alone. He will reward you abundantly. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

May 31, 2021

Rest in peace sister. Thank you for your service. God's speed ma'am.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

May 31, 2021

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

May 29, 2021

Thoughts and prayers to family and friends of Officer Grell and to the men and women of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Enforcement Division. Thank you for your service Officer and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

May 29, 2021

I would like to extend my sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Grell. I am truly sorry for your loss. The service of Officer Grell to the people of Minnesota will be remembered. I am praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs
Maryland

May 28, 2021

Rest In Peace

Corporal Shawn Knobloch
Lubbock police department

May 28, 2021

Rest easy sister. We have the watch.

Officer Justin Smith
Maple Grove Police Department

May 27, 2021

Rest In Peace

Sgt Benjamín Rodríguez Bermúdez
Puerto Rico Police Departament

May 27, 2021

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

May 26, 2021

Rest in peace sister

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

May 26, 2021

may HIS light shine perpetual upon his face

Chief Jim Allen (retired)
Mobile County Child Support

May 26, 2021

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

May 26, 2021

Deepest sympathy to the family of Coservation Officer Sarah Grell and to her Brothers and Sisters of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Enforcement Division , Minnesota. May GOD give comfort, peace, and understanding to their loss. RIP Sister.

Chaplain Terry Longacre. MTPD (Retired)
Red Rose Lodge FOP# 16 Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania

May 26, 2021

Grell family and friends may God grant all of you with a speedy healing. CO Officer Grell thank you for your service to your Community and Department. Most of all thank you for your Ultimate Sacrifice in the Line of Duty.

Rudy Jones ( Retired )
Former Reserve Cuyahoga Falls Police Department

May 26, 2021

Rest In Peace...

Retired Detective Ed Falkowski
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

May 26, 2021

Thank you Officer Grell for your service. God will welcome you with open arms.

Jeff Bona
Paragon Auto Body

May 26, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Grell and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division during this time. Thank you, Officer Grell, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

May 26, 2021

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