Minnesota Conservation Officer • Line of Duty Death: May 24, 2021

Sarah Ann Grell, a conservation officer with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), died in the line of duty following a two-vehicle crash on May 24, 2021 near Grand Rapids, Minnesota. She was 39 years of age.

Officer Grell served as a conservation officer since 2005 and was part of a proud family legacy – her uncle, father and grandfather also worked as conservation officers. Her husband works for DNR’s Forestry Division, and her mother worked for DNR Fisheries until her retirement.

Grell is survived by her husband, Gene, and three children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation has paid off the mortgage held on the Grell family’s home.