Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
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Incident Date: Not available
Weapon: Blunt object
Suspect: Never solved
Game Protector John Woodruff was killed when an unknown suspect struck him in the head with a heavy weapon.
Protector Woodruff left his home on November 27, 1919 to patrol in Schenectady County; is was reported that he was looking for a foreign visitor suspected of game law violations. When he did not return from duty that night, search parties were sent out. They were unable to locate Protector Woodruff and his fate was unknown until April 4, 1921 when his remains were discovered in a hole near a creek bed. His revolver was missing. A coroner ruled the death a murder. This case was never solved.
Game Protector Woodruff was survived by his wife.