Game Warden Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Game Warden Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, January 4, 1936

Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Game Warden Ole Lofquist was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a Northern Pacific Railroad passenger train in Aitkin, Minnesota.

He and another game warden were en route to the courthouse to testify in a deer poaching case when the crash occurred at the Knox Bridge railroad crossing.

Warden Lofquist was a WWI veteran and had served with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 9-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and six daughters.

Bio

  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 179
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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He was my great-grandfather. I am very proud of his service to Minnesota and the DNR. I am also happy that Grandma Lofquist and he brought 6 amazing women into the world. My grandma was Marilyn.

Josh Holmen
Great-grandson

January 16, 2018

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