Game Warden Johnny Ray Maisano, Sr.

Game Warden Johnny Ray Maisano, Sr.

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1990

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Johnny Ray Maisano, Sr.

Game Warden Johnny Maisano died from the effects of contracting Lyme disease while on duty in January 1988.

After contracting the disease his health continued to deteriorate until he suffered a fatal heart attack on August 26th, 1990.

Game Warden Maisano had served with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Incident Date Friday, January 1, 1988

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Dad, your service was an inspiration to me to get started in law enforcement and to try to be an upright and professional officer. Watching you suffer for the two years with the Lyme's disease and seeing the toll it took on your body was difficult, but you never gave up, even working at a local Sportsman's Event on the afternoon before your death. Thank you for all you taught me and through your values and work ethics.

Deputy Chief Jim Maisano
Son at Norman Police Department

December 8, 2017

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