Game Warden Douglas P. Brady

Game Warden Douglas P. Brady

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, July 12, 1940

Douglas P. Brady

Game Warden Douglas Brady, Game Warden Melvin Holt, and Game Warden Marcus Whipps were shot and killed while questioning a man about illegal fish shipments to Iowa.

Warden Holt and Warden Brady had originally gone to the man's home, in Waterville, to question him but the suspect ordered them off of the property and told them not to return without a warrant.

The wardens returned with Warden Whipps, who asked the suspect to see his license to handle fish commercially. The man told them he would get it but returned with a 12 gauge shotgun and shot all three wardens, killing them all instantly. The man then committed suicide.

Warden Brady had served with the agency for 17 years and had been a part-time deputy for an additional 11 years. He was survived by his parents.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

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