Canadian Officers
In Memory of Canadian Wildlife Officers
This list includes officers who have died in the line of duty
since NAWEOA was incorporated in 1980.
A complete listing, including line of duty deaths prior to the formation of NAWEOA, is being assembled.
If you have information regarding a wildlife officer who died in the line of duty -
whether listed here or not -please contact us.

PROVINCE OR JURISDICTION
NAME
AGE
DATE OF DEATH
CAUSE OF DEATH
MORE
Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans
Dean Jeffery Miller
September 18, 1996
Hypothermia
Manitoba
Keith M. Bartley
35
November 29, 1989
Vehicle accident
Manitoba
Ken  Skwark
47
June 28, 1995
Helicopter crash
Newfoundland and Labrador
Howard  Lavers
57
February 21, 2013
Fallen through ice on snow patrol. Drowned.
Nova Scotia
Donald C. Wood
63
September 9, 1988
Explosives accident
Ontario
Kauko Henry Kujala
40
October 5, 1987
Helicopter crash
Ontario
Walter  Ceolin
52
Januray 21, 2003
Helicopter crash
Parks Canada
Michael  Wynn
37
January 13, 2002
Avalanche
Parks Canada
Robert J. Leblanc
26
May 24, 1982
Electrocution while responding to an accident.
Parks Canada
Simon  Parboosingh
26
August 31, 1994
Avalanche training accident.
Parks Canada
Patrick Daniel Sheehan
34
November 26, 1992
Mountain climbing training accident.
Quebec
Alain  Chouinard
30
November 10, 1985
Shot by night-hunter
Quebec
Luc  Guindon
29
October 10, 1989
Shot by poacher
Quebec
Patrick  Poirier
23
September 15, 1992
Drowning
Quebec
Nicolas  Rochette
33
November 5, 2005
Airplane Crash
Quebec
Fernand  Vachon
November 5, 2005
Airplane Crash
Quebec
Richard  Cayouette
34
March 3, 2007
Snowmobile accident
Saskatchewan
Murray L. Doell
32
August 17, 1990
Helicopter crash
Saskatchewan
Theodore Arthur Haugen
36
July 26, 1991
Aircraft crash
Saskatchewan
Kevin Ray Misfeldt
38
January 24, 1997
Aircraft crash
Saskatchewan
Lee  Murray
55
January 14, 1991
Heart attack on duty
Saskatchewan
Justin  Knackstedt
23
May 31, 2013
Struck by an impaired driver while directing traffic.

A complete listing, including line of duty deaths prior to the formation of NAWEOA, is being assembled.
If you have information regarding a wildlife officer who died in the line of duty -
whether listed here or not - please contact us.