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Game Warden William Barry Decker | Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

Game Warden

William Barry Decker

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1990

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 43

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Drowned

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Game Warden Decker and Game Warden Bruce Hill both drowned after being thrown from their patrol boat when it hit a submerged stump on Lake Murvaul, in Panola County, at approximately 10:00 pm.

Game Warden Decker had served with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for 17 years. He was survived by his daughter, son, and four grandchildren.

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Game Warden Franklin Bruce Hill
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas
End of Watch: Saturday, May 26, 1990
Cause: Drowned

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 26, 2015

 

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