Game Warden Charles W. Rider, Sr.

Game Warden Charles W. Rider, Sr.

Maryland Natural Resources Police, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 1963

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Charles W. Rider, Sr.

Game Warden Charles Rider was killed in a three-car crash involving a wrong-way driver on US 50-301 north of Grasonville, Maryland.

The wrong-way driver was traveling north in the southbound lanes and struck a pickup truck that was passing the vehicle containing Game Warden Rider and another game warden. The impact forced the Game Wardens' vehicle off the road, crashing into an embankment. Game Warden Rider was transported to the Easton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased from head injuries. The wrong-way driver died at the scene. The driver of the truck and the other game warden were treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.

Game Warden Rider was a United States Army WWII veteran and had served with the Maryland Natural Resources Police for four years. He was survived by his wife, two sons, parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

wrong-way driver

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Game Warden Rider,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2023

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