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Game Warden Guy Bradley | Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

Game Warden

Guy Bradley

Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Saturday, July 8, 1905

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Acquitted

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Game Warden Guy Bradley was shot and killed when he confronted two men in the Everglades whom he suspected were poaching everetts. As he attempted to arrest the suspects they opened fire with their rifle, fatally wounding him. During their trial they claimed that Warden Bradley fired at them first but the prosecution was able to show that Warden Bradley's service weapon had not been fired during the incident. Both men, however, were found not guilty.

Warden Bradley had been hired by the Audubon Society as a Game Warden and had been deputized by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office in 1902. In memory of his sacrifice, the Audubon Society established the Guy Bradley Award that is presented annually to wildlife officers for exception service.

Warden Bradley was survived by his wife, two children, his parents, and brother. He was buried at Cape Sable Beach, Monroe County, Florida but the grave was washed out to sea during a hurricane.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 27, 2016


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