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Game Warden Charles W. Estes | Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma

Game Warden

Charles W. Estes

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, February 26, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 2 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 2/26/1911

Weapon: Rifle; .30 caliber

Suspect: Never identified

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Game Warden Estes was shot and killed while investigating a report of hunting on Sunday. This was in violation of state law prohibiting hunting game on Sundays. Game Warden Estes left his house to investigate the report and later in the day a neighbor heard two gunshots. When he went in the direction of the shots he found Game Warden Estes' horse. The Neighbor continued down the mountain and at about 2 p.m. discovered the body of Game Warden Estes who had been shot once in the abdomen. Game Warden Estes had been shot once with a .33 caliber rifle. His revolver, cartridge belt and money were missing. Game Warden Estes murder has never been solved.
Game Warden Estes had been with the agency for two months and was survived by his wife.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 26, 2010

 

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