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Game Warden Gus A. Engeling | Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas

Game Warden

Gus A. Engeling

Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, December 14, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Apprehended

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Game Warden Gus Engeling was shot and killed in the Darden Wildlife Management Facility, near Palestine, Texas, while attempting to arrest an illegal duck hunter.

The suspect was apprehended, confessed to the murder, and sentenced to death. The man was executed in the electric chair on December 2, 1952.

Game Warden Engeling had served with the Texas Game and Fish Commission for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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Those of us who enjoy hunting and fishing in Texas are very appreciative of the sacrifices made by men like Gus Engeling. He is memorialized well in the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.

Jay Kline
Texas Hunter
April 17, 2013


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