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Warden David W. Brocker | New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey

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David W. Brocker

New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey

End of Watch: Friday, November 16, 1951

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Warden David Brocker was killed while investigating illegal trapping at Split Rock Reservoir in Morris County with two other wardens. Warden Brocker had dropped off the other two wardens at a small island and continued paddling in their canoe.

A short time later the other two wardens heard a gunshot and then a splash into the water. When Warden Brocker failed to return at the agreed upon time the two wardens swam to shore and then walked to a home to call for assistance.

Warden Brocker's canoe was found with blood inside of it. Despite a massive search of the reservoir, his body was not found until the following spring after the ice melted.

Warden Brocker had served with the agency for 10 years.

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Dave Brocker was my cousin's Dad.She was only 4 years old when this occured and I was 6.. So true Gone but not forgotten. A quiet gentle man..

Jacquelin(Siekielski)Denton
Cousin
December 11, 2015

 

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