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Red Lake Conservation Officer Dies Sunday After Call to Service

Red Lake Conservation Officer Dies Sunday After Call to Service Click to Enlarge

RED LAKE, MN--Police say Conservation Officer Shannon “Opie” Barron died Sunday night after suffering a medical emergency following a call for service.

Authorities say Barron was called to an incident north of Red Lake that involved suspected illegal harvesting.

Barron later requested emergency medical services…and life-saving measures were performed until Barron was taken to the Red Lake Indian Health Service Hospital. Life-saving efforts continued there but were unsuccessful.

Barron served 19 years with the Red Lake Department of Public Safety. An autopsy will be performed by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

Barron was 48.

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