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.


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Incident Details

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

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are forever remembered by your fellow law enforcement.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 29, 2020

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