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Game Warden Pilot Richard E. Varney | Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

Game Warden Pilot

Richard E. Varney

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 27, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Aircraft accident

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Game Warden Pilot Richard Varney drowned after his helicopter crashed into Maranacook Lake.

He had just taken off from the lake base when the helicopter experienced a malfunction and crashed. He was able to exit the wreckage but drowned before rescuers could make it to his location.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 41rst anniversary year of your death.

Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
August 7, 2013

 

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