United States Officers
In Memory of United States 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
Alabama
James C. Vines
53
January 26, 1985
Shot by night hunter.
Alabama
Jimmy D. Hutto
March 25, 2002
Gun shot in the line of duty on March 8, 2002
Alabama
James Lansford (Lance) Horner Jr.
32
June 22, 2003
Drowned
Alabama
Nathan  Mims
30
Nov. 11, 2008
Heart attack
Alabama
Cecil C. Chatman
November 28, 1982
Assult
Alaska
James  Moen
June 25, 2001
Plane crash
Arizona
Estevan Ortiz Escobedo
34
January 4, 1994
Helicopter crash
Arkansas
Monty  Carmikle
45
Nov. 16, 2008
Aircraft accident
Arkansas
Joel Lee Campora
32
May 31, 2013
Drowned
California
Roy John Reed
57
June 7, 1984
Vehicle pursuit
California
Robert A. Flynt
39
May 11, 1984
Automobile accident
Colorado
Jim  Olterman
September 4, 2002
Aircraft crash
Colorado
Phil K. Mason
Sept 3 2001
An accident while loading hay at a Wildlife Area
Connecticut
James V. Spignesi Jr.
November 20, 1998
Shot by deer hunter
Florida
Ray Lynn Barnes
31
November 21, 1987
Shot by deer hunter
Florida
Margaret E. (Peggy) Park
26
December 13, 1984
Murdered
Florida
Roy R. Burnsed
25
October 26, 2001
Vehicle crash
Florida
Charles T. Randall
32
October 28, 2001
Vehicle crash
Florida
Delmar H. Teagan
32
April 13, 2007
Automobile Accident
Florida
Michelle  Lawless
47
October 27, 2007
ATV Accident
Florida
Joseph Andrew Martyna
54
Nov. 16, 2008
Heart attack
Georgia
Rocky Darin Wainwright
26
August 19, 1999
ATV accident
Idaho
Wilson Conley Elms
34
January 5, 1981
Shot by trapper
Idaho
William H. Pogue
50
January 5, 1981
Shot by trapper
Indiana
Thomas Jay Deniston
28
October 16, 1990
Aircraft crash.
Indiana
Karl Eugene Kelley
56
April 17, 1998
Drowning
Kentucky
Robert C. Banker
March 19, 1987
Shot
Kentucky
Douglas W. Bryant
62
May 19, 2003
Vehicle accident
Louisiana
Kenneth  Aycock
35
July 6, 1991
Boating accident
Louisiana
Ricky  Dodge
37
January 20, 1992
ATV acciden
Louisiana
John M. Garlington
February 10, 2000
On-duty drowning accident
Louisiana
Leon  Henderson Jr.
36
March 30, 1996
Vehicle crash
Louisiana
Jim  Matkin
30
March 2, 2005
Vehicle accident
Louisiana
Paul Berches Stuckey
47
September 30, 2011
Gunfire (Accidental)
Maine
William  Hanrahan
49
November 21, 1992
Heart attack on duty
Maine
Daryl  Gordon
60
March 24, 2011
aircraft crash
Michigan
Arthur A. Green III
58
Aug. 9, 2015
Plane Crash
Minnesota
Grant Scott Coyour
43
June 11,1999
Aircraft crash
Mississippi
Michael Anthony Andrews
44
November 11, 2002
One vehicle accident responding to a headlighting call
Mississippi
Hilton H. Shoemake
56
December 26, 1990
Shot by deer poacher
Mississippi
James S. Wood
39
October 21, 1984
Murdered
Mississippi
John  Collum
56
May 9, 2014
Vehicular assault
North Carolina
Jimmy Douglas Sawyer
April 5 2002
Passed away during a training exercise
North Dakota
Charles  Pulver
November 13, 1995
Heart attack on duty
Ohio
Larry Allen Hart
49
December 7, 1991
Heart attack on duty
Pennsylvania
David L.  Grove
31
Nov. 11 2010
Shot arresting suspect.
Rhode Island
Seth  Gillis
44
December 22, 2014
Passed away after complications from an on duty injury.
Texas
Michael C. Pauling
August 2, 2001
Murdered with a vehicle
Texas
William Barrie Decker
43
May 26, 1990
Boating Accident.
Texas
Franklin Bruce Hill
45
May 26, 1990
Boating Accident
Texas
Wesley  Wagstaff
40
August 5, 2003
Vehicle accident
Texas
Justin  Hurst
34
March 17, 2007
Murder
Texas
Teyran "Ty"  Patterson
28
May 30, 2007
Drowning
Texas
George Harold Whatley Jr.
45
October 10, 2008
Heart attack
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Tom  Cloherty
37
Dec. 8, 2005
Cardiac arrest
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Mary Ellen Monaghan
January 9, 1990
Vehicle accident
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Douglas John Morris
47
January 28, 1990
Car/train accident
US Fish and Wildlife Service
Stephen  Young
42
November, 12 1992
Aircraft crash
US Forest Service
Stephen Allen Bowman
45
June 27, 1998
Helicopter crash
US Forest Service
Christopher A. Upton
37
March 5, 2010
Shot when hunters mistook him for game.
US Park Service
Thomas Patrick O'Hara
December 19, 2002
Aircraft crash
US Park Service
Kristopher William Eggle
August 9, 2002
Was killed while assisting US Border Patrol agents
US Park Service
Joe David Kolodski
June 2, 1998
Gun shot
US Park Service
Robert E. Mahn Jr.
51
January 17, 1994
Snowmobile crash.
US Park Service
Steve Renard Makuakane-Jarrell
December 12, 1999
Shot and killed
US Park Service
Suzanne E. Roberts
36
09/14/2004
Rockslide
US Park Service
Jeff  Christensen
31
July 29, 2005
Head injury as a result of a fall.
US Park Service
Margaret  Anderson
34
January 1, 2012
Gunfire
Utah
Jon "Kip"  Draper
40
January 24, 2004
Cardiac arrhythmia due to exertion and exposure.
Washington
Terry L. Hoffer
36
November 10, 1984
Shot by hunter
Wisconsin
Andrew A. Krakow
42
June 5, 1990
Shot by juvenile
Wisconsin
Patrick Douglas Warner
May 24, 1993
Heart attack on duty
Wyoming
Kirk D. Inberg
28
October 15, 1991
Aircraft crash
Wyoming
Clifford Dean Stevens
June 24, 1983
Vehicle accident
Wyoming
Kay  Bowles
February 20 1992
Heart attack while on duty.

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.