Game Warden Sherman J. Handron

Game Warden Sherman J. Handron

Washington Department of Wildlife, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 1943

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Sherman J. Handron

Game Warden Sherman Handron was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for transporting illegal elk meat in the Humptulips District.

He had been conducting an investigation for several weeks into the matter and had a warrant to search the men's vehicle when the shooting took place. Warden Handron was shot by the suspect 12 times.

The suspects were apprehended following an investigation into the shooting. Both were tried and acquitted.


  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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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 70th 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

April 20, 2013

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