Community mourns loss of Red Lake Conservation Officer

By: News Director Larissa Donovan

RED LAKE– The community is mourning the sudden loss of a Red Lake Conservation Officer.

According to a release from the Red Lake Police Department, Officer Shannon “Opie” Bannon appeared to have suffered a medical emergency while responding to a suspected illegal harvesting report.

He was 48 years old, and had worked for the Red Lake Department of Public Safety since 2000.

Flags will be flown at half-staff in Officer Bannon’s honor in the Red Lake Nation until further notice, according to an announcement from Chairman Darrel Seki.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced. 

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