Indiana Conservation Officer death announcement


It is with very heavy heart that the DNR Law Enforcement Division Director, Lloyd Arnold, his staff, and all Indiana Conservation Officers, report the untimely passing of our brother, Major Michael Portteus.

“Our agency is shocked from the loss of one of our leaders, today.   I thank all of our citizens, friends, fellow law enforcement agencies and DNR colleagues for their thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.  We continue to pray for the peace of his family, the entire DNR family and for our family of officers”, stated Arnold.