Wildlife Officer George T. Sharp

Wildlife Officer George T. Sharp

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1946

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George T. Sharp

Wildlife Officer George Sharp was killed in an airplane crash in the Everglades while conducting an aerial patrol for poachers illegally spotlighting deer.

Officer Sharp was an observer in a plane flown by the manager of the South Florida Airport in Davie. They had taken off from the airport at about 5:30 pm but failed to return. A search plane located the wreckage the following morning approximately one-mile northeast of the junction of the North New River Canal and Holloway Canal in Broward County.

Officer Sharp was a WWII veteran. He had served as a game warden for the Fourth District for five years. He was survived by his wife, 10-month-old daughter, mother, and four brothers. One of his brothers served as a sheriff's deputy.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aerial patrol

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Officer Sharp,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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October 1, 2022

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