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Game Warden Joseph D. Whitaker | North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

Game Warden

Joseph D. Whitaker

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, November 15, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Weapon: Not available

Offender: Not available

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Game Warden Joseph Whitaker was shot and killed when his automatic pistol accidentally discharged as he got out of his car to investigate a suspicious vehicle on the North Mills River Road in Henderson County.

He and his brother had been enforcing hunting and searching for people illegally spotlighting deer. They observed a vehicle drive up and down the road adjacent to the house they were staying in and went to investigate it.

Warden Whitaker was survived by his mother and three brothers.

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Warden Whitacker,
On today, the 79th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
November 15, 2015

 

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