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Game Technician Neil L. LaFave | Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

Game Technician

Neil L. LaFave

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

End of Watch: Friday, September 24, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 9/24/1971

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Game Technician Neil LaFave was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was hunting illegally in the Sensiba Wildlife Area in Brown County, Wisconsin. He had gone to the wildlife area to post signs when he encountered the man and was shot. The suspect was apprehended several months later after an extensive investigation. The suspect was sent to prison but escaped ten years later. The man was shot and killed by a posse who were attempting to recapture him.

Technician LaFave had served with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources for nine years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Rest in God's loving embrace, hero. You will never be forgotten.

Retired Wisconsin L.E.O.
March 11, 2014

 

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