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Wildlife Officer Irvin Jefferson Patrick | Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio

Wildlife Officer

Irvin Jefferson Patrick

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 15, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Not available

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Wildlife Officer Irvin Patrick was shot and killed in Fayette County while he and his partner attempted to arrest a man for possessing two hen pheasants. While they were speaking with the man, his hunting partner leveled his shotgun at the officers and demanded they not make the arrest.

Officer Patrick stepped out of his vehicle and and a struggle ensued during which the shotgun was discharged. Officer Patrick was fatally wounded by the blast and died while being taken to Memorial Hospital.

The suspect turned himself in to the sheriff a short time later. The man the officers were originally going to arrest was also taken into custody.

Officer Patrick had served with the agency for 14 years and had previously served for six years as an officer with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service in Colorado. He was survived by his wife, three children, and eights siblings.

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You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
November 28, 2007

 

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