Walz orders flags lowered

Published 7:17 pm Wednesday, April 24, 2019

PINE CITY — Gov. Tim Walz has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at all state and federal buildings in Minnesota in honor of a conservation officer.

Eugene Wynn died Friday after he was thrown from a boat during a search on Cross Lake near Pine City.

The governor’s proclamation, issued Wednesday, said flags should fly at half-staff until sunset Friday. He said Wynn was an outstanding officer who was admired and respected by his colleagues and served with dignity and pride.

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The 43-year-old Wynn had been a conservation officer since 2001. He left behind a wife and two children.

The Minnesota House and Senate paid tribute to Wynn on Wednesday with ceremonies that included an honor guard of conservation officers and moments of silence.