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Game Officer L. Seeley Houk | Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

Game Officer

L. Seeley Houk

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch: Friday, March 2, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1909

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Game Officer Seeley Houk was shot and killed by the leader of an organized crime ring in Hillsville. He was fatally shot while while issuing game violation citations to a group of immigrants.

After shooting Officer Houk the man weighted down his body and submerged it in the Mahoning River in Lawrence County.

The suspect was sentenced to death and hanged in October 1909.

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A Hero in Heaven, always remembered and never forgotten.

Kim Weigand Mom of Sgt. Mike Weigand
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March 2, 2015

 

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