Deputy Game Warden Herbert W. "Bert" Minnick

Deputy Game Warden Herbert W. "Bert" Minnick

Spokane County Game Commission, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, October 19, 1932

Herbert W. "Bert" Minnick

Warden Minnick was accidentally shot and killed at Bell station, near Rockford, while checking a pheasant hunter for a license. The man cradled his 12-gauge shotgun in his arms and as he reached into his pocket to get the license the shotgun discharged, striking Warden Minnick in the stomach. Warden Minnick died as he was being transported to his home.

The county coroner ruled the shooting was accidental and the hunter was not charged.

Warden Minnick had served with the Spokane County Game Commission for 2 years and was survived by his father and three brothers.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not charged

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

October 19, 2011

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