Conservation Officer Russell John Nelson
Russell John Nelson
Conservation Officer Russell Nelson was killed in a float plane accident while searching for illegal duck hunters 12 miles south of Aitkin, Minnesota.
The pilot was also killed in the accident, which occurred shortly after takeoff from Big Pine Lake.
Officer Nelson was killed two days before his 28th birthday and had served with the agency for six years. He is survived by his wife and two children.
- Age: 27
- Tour: 6 years
- Badge: Not Available
- Cause: Aircraft Accident
- Offender: Not Available