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Conservation Officer Gary Waterhouse | New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire

Conservation Officer

Gary Waterhouse

New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, New Hampshire

End of Watch: Sunday, September 8, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 9/8/1968

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Conservation Officer Gary Waterhouse suffered a fatal heart attack as he and another officer hiked to Boundary Pond, in Pittsburg, to investigate reports of illegal fishing.

The officers had been informed that a group of Canadians had illegally crossed the border and were bait-fishing in the pond. Officer Waterhouse and another officer responded to the scene. After checking with United States and Canadian customs officers they parked on the Canadian side of the border and hiked to the pond.

As they approached the dam Officer Waterhouse collapsed. The other officer was unable to revive him and went to a nearby residence where he called for assistance.

Officer Waterhouse had served with the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!

Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013


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