Park Ranger Paul H. Salyer

Park Ranger Paul H. Salyer

Breaks Interstate Park Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, August 14, 1975

Paul H. Salyer

Park Ranger Paul Salyer was shot and killed while investigating a disturbance at a campsite in Breaks Interstate Park. The campsite occupants had been involved in a domestic disturbance the previous night. Ranger Salyer was shot when he went to the campsite to check on the occupants.

Ranger Salyer had served with the Breaks Interstate Park, and also held a commission as a part-time deputy with the Dickenson County Sheriff's Office, for 2 years. He was survived by his wife, mother, three brothers, and grandmother.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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On this 41st anniversary of your murder, You have not been forgotten. Thank you for your service and we can only hope that your murderer faced true justice, if not in this world, then in the next.

God Bless and may you eternally Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 14, 2016

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