Fish Warden Raymond Leroy Schroll, Jr.

Fish Warden Raymond Leroy Schroll, Jr.

Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, April 4, 1958

Add to My Heroes

Raymond Leroy Schroll, Jr.

Fish Warden Raymond Schroll drowned while attempting to rescue a fellow officer after their boat capsized on the Susquehanna River below Williamsport, Pennsylvania, while inspecting duck hatcheries along the river.

The river was running unusually high and the small patrol boat they were in capsized in a sluice at the Hepburn Street dam. Both officers were thrown into the water and Warden Schroll swam to shore.

As he exited the water, he turned and saw that his partner was still clinging to the boat. He dove back into the water in an attempt to rescue the officer but was pulled under and disappeared. His partner was rescued approximately one mile downstream after clinging to the boat for over one hour.

Warden Scholl's body wasn't recovered until April 28, 1958, 30 miles downstream of where he went under

Warden Schroll was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII and had served with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission for six years. He was survived by his wife, two children, parents, and two sisters.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

wildlife management

Most Recent Reflection

View all 10 Reflections

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

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

April 4, 2021

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.