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Game Warden John David Murphree | Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

Game Warden

John David Murphree

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, December 8, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 12/8/1963

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Warden John Murphree was shot and killed by a man who was illegally hunting ducks in Jasper County.

The warden was stationed in Beaumont and is survived by his wife and three children.

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MY FRIEND, J. D., AND I WERE CLASSMATES ALL THRU HIGH SCHOOL IN CENTER, TEXAS, IN THE 40s. HE WAS A FINE PERSON, AND MAN. I WAS SHOCKED, BACK THEN, TO LEARN OF HIS DEATH. FROM THE AGE AND PERSPECTIVE OF 82 YEARS, I AM STILL SHOCKED. AND THINK OF HIM OFTEN. MAY HE ALWAYS REST IN PEACE.

LOUIS MULDROW
CLASSMATE AND FRIEND
December 1, 2014

 

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