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Game Warden Alexander Day | West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, West Virginia West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, West Virginia

Game Warden

Alexander Day

West Virginia Department of Natural Resources, West Virginia

End of Watch: Sunday, September 12, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Not available

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Game Warden Alexander Day was intentionally crushed between two cars while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Premier, McDowell County.

He and his brother, also a police officer, had setup a roadblock after receiving word of the stolen vehicle. As the vehicle approached, Game Warden Day stepped on the running board and placed his hands on the window.

The driver rolled the window up and then drove into oncoming traffic, intentionally ramming his vehicle against another vehicle, killing Game Warden Day. The driver was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Game Warden Day had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and seven children and is buried in New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery, Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
May 8, 2013

 

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