Flags at half-staff: Conservation Officer Shannon Barron
In honor and remembrance of Red Lake Conservation Officer Shannon Barron, Governor Walz has ordered all United States and Minnesota flags to be flown at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota from sunrise until sunset Thursday, July 11.
Conservation Officer Barron died on duty when he suffered a medical emergency while responding to a call. He served twenty-three years with the Red Lake Department of Public Safety and leaves behind a wife, two children, the aunt who raised him, and many friends and family.
“Conservation Officer Barron was an outstanding conservation officer who was admired and respected by his colleagues, and served with dignity and pride,” reads the proclamation issued by Governor Walz. “The State of Minnesota recognizes Conservation Officer Barron for his dedicated service to, and sacrifice for, his fellow citizens with its deepest gratitude, and all thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and entire community of Red Lake.”
At the direction of the Governor, Minnesota flies its flags at half-staff following the death of Minnesota first responders fallen in the line of duty, on the day of interment.