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Wildlife Officer James R. Fields | Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

Wildlife Officer

James R. Fields

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, December 24, 1950

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Convicted of murder

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Wildlife Officer James Fields was shot and killed after he and his partner encountered two poachers who were illegally hunting at night.

One of the men fled when the officers approached them, with Officer Fields in pursuit. The man took up a concealed position in the darkness and shot Officer Fields when he came near. The man was convicted of murder and sent to prison.

Officer Fields had served with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Integrity, passion, courage, commitment…these are all values that have been used to describe Officer James Fields. As a member of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission, Officer Fields served in a way that could be a lesson to all FWC recruits and officers throughout time. FWC Class 31 is honored to complete today’s memorial workout in remembrance of Officer Fields and looks to continue on the legacy which he left behind.

FWC Class 31
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
December 27, 2016

 

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