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Park Ranger James Royce Pitney | Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Ohio Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Ohio

Park Ranger

James Royce Pitney

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 50

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Accidental

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Ranger James Pitney was killed when a large piece of a tree fell and struck him on the head as he walked beneath a worker in a tree-topping bucket.

The work crew was topping the tree at a campground at Charles Mill Lake when the accident occurred. Ranger Pitney was transported to MedCentral-Mansfield Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Ranger Pitney was a US Air Force veteran. In addition to being a park ranger, he also served as a part-time deputy for the Ashland County Sheriff's Department. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

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Rest In Peace Sir. Nevet had the pleasure of meeting you, but I was a lake ranger at Seneca Lake for a little while and never knew we had a fallen officer. May you Sir Rest In Peace. God Bless your family.

Ptl. Shane Porter
Newcomerstown Police Dept. Ohio
September 30, 2013


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