State Park Ranger II Richard D. Schnurr

State Park Ranger II Richard D. Schnurr

California Department of Parks and Recreation, California

End of Watch Monday, November 26, 1973

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Richard D. Schnurr

State Park Ranger Richard Schnurr was killed in an automobile crash while hauling water to the Mitchell Caverns Natural Reserve.

The steering box in his vehicle failed, causing the truck to veer sharply, and ejecting Ranger Schnurr from the truck. His head struck a rock causing a fatal injury.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

mechanical failure

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Ranger Schnurr,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 26, 2023

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