Game Warden Frank M. Tompkins

Game Warden Frank M. Tompkins

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia

End of Watch Thursday, November 1, 1934

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Frank M. Tompkins

Game Warden Frank Tompkins was shot and killed in the general store in Clinchport in Scott County.

He was shot twice in the abdomen by a former deputy sheriff and mail carrier who held a grudge against him. The suspect was taken into custody and charged with his murder.

Game Warden Tompkins was survived by his wife, two daughters, and two sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended


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Honoring your WWI service and your ultimate service to the Virginia Game and Fish Commission. I would love to have known you.

Judi Hankins Davis
Granddaughter of Frank M. Tompkins

November 11, 2011

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