Game Warden Pilot Richard E. Varney

Game Warden Pilot Richard E. Varney

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

End of Watch Wednesday, September 27, 1972

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Richard E. Varney

Game Warden Pilot Richard Varney drowned after his helicopter crashed into Maranacook Lake.

He had just taken off from the lake base when the helicopter experienced a malfunction and crashed. He was able to exit the wreckage but drowned before rescuers could make it to his location.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Thank you for your dedication to protect and serve. Though we never met, you bear my father's name and some how I'm certain were united by blood as our family immigrated through Maine to the Hudson Valley, New York. You continue to be an inspiration for those of us who humbly follow in your foot steps. God's Peace.

Special Agent Thomas Varney
Department of Defense

July 7, 2017

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