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Washington Game Wardens
Killed In The Line Of Duty

  • Edward Jarrish - Deputy Game Warden with the Pend Oreille County Game Commission was shot and killed after confronting two juvenile poachers who were hunting deer. February 17, 1926
  • Herbert W. (Bert) Minnick - Spokane County Game Commission. Warden Minnick was accidentally shot and killed at Bell station, near Rockford, while checking a pheasant hunter for a license. The man cradled his 12-gauge shotgun in his arms and as he reached into his pocket to get the license the shotgun discharged, striking Warden Minnick in the stomach. October 19, 1932
  • Frank Liedloff - Inspector with the Washington Department of Fisheries drowned in the Snohomish River while he and another inspector were searching for illegal gill nets. September 21, 1936
  • Sherman J. Handron - game warden was shot 12 times while attempting to arrest a suspect for transporting illegal elk meat. August 29, 1943
  • Terry L. Hoffer - wildlife agent with the Washington Department of Wildlife was shot by a road hunter trying to unload his gun to avoid a being caught with a loaded weapon. November 10, 1984


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