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Minnesota Conservation Officer Dies of Apparent Medical Emergency

Officer Shannon "Opie" Barron is survived by his wife, two children, his aunt who raised him and numerous relatives.

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Philadelphia Officer Paints Portrait of Fallen MN Conservation Officer

Castro, the portrait artist, has painted more than 150 portraits of fallen officers from across the world. He sends the finished portraits to family and friends and covers the expenses himself.

Minnesota Conservation Officer Drowns on Duty

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Eugene Wynn drowned on duty after an incident on Cross Lake in Pine City Friday evening.

SC Department of Natural Resources Selects FN 15 Patrol Carbine

FN America, LLC has announced that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources has selected a custom-designed FN 15 Patrol Carbine equipped with agency-selected upgrades.

Man Who Killed Texas Game Warden Executed

James Garrett Freeman, 35, shot and killed Justin Hurst, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, following a 90-minute chase on country roads in the early morning of March 17, 2007, according to court documents. It was Hurst’s 34th birthday.

Texas Bolsters Border Patrol With Own Officers, Equipment

Along the Rio Grande, Texas game wardens and Texas Rangers patrol the border in their state with help from cameras and aircraft -- all of the manpower and equipment are provided by the state, not the federal government.

Mississippi Wildlife Officer Struck, Killed by Car

Master Sgt. John Collum, 56, had worked for the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks since 1999, and was regional officer of the year in 2012.

Fla. Cop Shoots, Kills 10-Foot Gator

A Daytona Beach (Fla.) Police officer shot and killed an aggressive alligator in a retention pond, after children began throwing things at it and poking it with sticks.

FOCUS Act: A Law of Unintended Consequences

Recent news that Congress is considering a bill that could strip federal fish and game officers of their firearms struck a nerve with me. It's another example of civilians not realizing the dangers faced by these dedicated officers.

Fed Wildlife Agents Bust Calif. Rhino-Horn Smugglers

Federal wildlife investigators cracked down on an international rhinoceros-horn smuggling ring in California and other states, seizing $1 million in cash, $1 million in gold bars and 20 horns.