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Philadelphia police officer paints portrait of Minnesota DNR officer who died in the line on duty

The sketch artist sends the portraits surviving family members.
Portrait of CO Eugene Wynn Jr. 

Portrait of CO Eugene Wynn Jr. 

A Minnesota DNR officer who died in the line of duty last Friday has been honored by a Philadelphia police officer known for painting portraits of fallen law enforcement personnel. 

Jonny Castro is a sketch artist with the Philadelphia Police Department, and on Wednesday he posted a portrait of Eugene Wynn Jr., a conservation officer who died when he fell into frigid waters in Pine County while responding to a report of a body in Cross Lake. 

According to CBS Philadelphia, Castro has painted more than 150 portraits of fallen police, firefighters and members of the military, then ships the portraits as a gift to mourning family members. 

Wynn was one of two officers who were thrown from the boat. A sergeant from the Pine County Sheriff's Office was rescued but Wynn did not survive. 

Wynn, who leaves behind a wife and two children, is the 22nd Minnesota conservation officer to die in the line of duty, and had served with the DNR since 2001.

Law enforcement and state leaders have paid tribute to Wynn since his death. You can see the tributes right here.  

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