Game Warden Frank W. "Bud" Stuart

Game Warden Frank W. "Bud" Stuart

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, Mississippi

End of Watch Tuesday, September 21, 1948

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Frank W. "Bud" Stuart

Game Warden Bud Stuart was shot and killed by a 66-year-old man he had just arrested for hunting squirrels out of season in Boly Swamp, 10 miles southwest of Poplarville, Mississippi.

He had the suspect follow him out of the woods. As they left the woods, the man fatally shot him with four blasts from his 12 gauge shotgun near the Sones Bridge on the Osborn Moody Road.

The suspect was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to death. The Mississippi Supreme Court ordered a new trial resulting in a manslaughter conviction on April 17, 1950. He was sentenced to 20 years and paroled on October 23, 1957.

Game Warden Stuart was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Paroled in 1957


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Game Warden Stuart,
On today, the 75th 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. Navy during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 21, 2023

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