Game Protector John B. Ross

Game Protector John B. Ross

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, July 18, 1942

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John B. Ross

Game Protector John Ross drowned when his boat capsized while attempting to rescue citizens of Port Allegany during a severe flood of the Allegheny River.

The boat that Game Protector Ross was riding in struck debris in the river and broke a propeller pin. The boat then overturned, throwing him and the other three occupants into the river.

Game Protector Ross, who did not know how to swim, was unable to hold onto the boat and drowned. The other three men were rescued.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

water rescue

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

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

July 18, 2020

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