Sep 25, 2018, 12:39

Loss of Conservation Officer Kyle Quittschreiber

It is with deep regret I inform you that Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officer Kyle Quittschreiber died the afternoon of Friday, Aug. 24, from injuries he sustained in an off-duty farm accident.


By all accounts, Kyle’s dream was to become a conservation officer. He was selected for and attended the DNR Enforcement Conservation Officer Academy in 2015 and began his career as a conservation officer in Blackduck in early 2016. In June of this year, he transferred to the Detroit Lakes station, which is close to his hometown of Vergas.


Before becoming a conservation officer, Kyle worked for the Marshall County Sheriff’s Office and in several positions for the DNR, including as a smoke chaser, watercraft inspector, natural resources worker at Maplewood State Park and in the MinnAqua education program. Kyle graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota Crookston, where he studied natural resources law enforcement.


The visitation is on Wednesday, August 292018 , from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 East Scharf Avenue, Vergas, MN.  The service is on Thursday, August 302018 at 11:00, at Frazee High School, 305 North Lake Street, Frazee, MN.  Officers are to muster at 9:30 a.m.  Park on the NE side of the high school, someone will direct you where to park.  A procession will follow the service to a local cemetery where he will be laid to rest.


Donations to the family can be made through Backing the Blue Line on Facebook.




Colonel Rodmen Smith

Director | Division of Enforcement

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources




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