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Deputy Game Warden G. Earle Eldredge | Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

Deputy Game Warden

G. Earle Eldredge

Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois

End of Watch: Sunday, February 24, 1907

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Never apprehended

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Deputy Game Warden Earle Eldredge was shot and killed while investigating reports of poachers near Ringwood in McHenry County.

His body was found two days later and the suspects were never apprehended.

Deputy Game Warden Eldredge's brother, Inspector Charles Eldredge, was shot and killed 24 years later while serving with the same agency. Inspector Charles Eldredge was shot with the same gun used to murder his brother, which the inspector had been carrying ever since in the hopes of finding those responsible for his brother's murder.

Deputy Game Warden Eldredge had served with the Illinois Department of Conservation for seven years.

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Inspector Charles Marcus Eldredge
Illinois Department of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement, Illinois
End of Watch: Saturday, July 4, 1931
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Game Warden Eldredge. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 27, 2012

 

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