FRESNO, Calif. - Family and friends remembered the Fresno man who died earlier this month after falling 50 feet from a helicopter.
Shane Krogen fell during a mission to clean up an illegal marijuana grow in the Sequoia National Forest.
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Krogen dedicated his life to cleaning up trails in the forest. Family members said they'll honor his life by continuing to preserve and protect the beautiful outdoors.
"We couldn't do a lot of work that we've done in way of reclamation missions and repairing the damage done to our resources by these unlawful marijuana cultivators without Shane and his crew," said John Baker of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Saturday would have been Krogen's 28th wedding anniversary.
Krogen's wife was presented with a flag which flew at half staff at the state's capital in honor of his public service.