Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
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Captain John Garlington drowned while investigating a report of illegal gill net fishing near his home on the Mill Creek Reservoir in Bienville Parish.
He responded to the report at approximately 0300 hours, approximately 100 yards from his home. Other officers became concerned after not hearing back from him for several hours. They began a search of the area and located his body four days later, approximately 150 yards from his home.
Before beginning his career in law enforcement, Captain Garlington played professional football for the Cleveland Browns.
He had been employed with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for 14 years.