Seasonal Park Ranger Michael A. Beaulieu

Seasonal Park Ranger Michael A. Beaulieu

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, August 26, 1996

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Michael A. Beaulieu

Seasonal Park Ranger Michael Beaulieu was killed in an automobile accident in Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, while responding to a wildfire call.

His patrol car left the roadway and went down a 30-degree slope. The roof of the patrol car struck a 11-inch fir tree, breaking the tree in half.

Ranger Beaulieu was serving his second summer as a seasonal park ranger. He was survived by his two year old daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Utah

emergency response, wildfire

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I think of you all the time, from the time we first met at Park Ranger Training to celebrating our first season together at Acadia. Who would believe we lived in that old crappy single wide deemed acceptable seasonal housing. My understanding is the NPS condemned them the next year. You were and will always live in my heart and mind as the incredible man that you were. I am honored to say that I knew you and was able to share so many incredible adventures with you. I hope that you are able to rest in peace. Until we meet again I miss you old friend.

Seasonal Ranger Applegate
Acadia National Park

April 22, 2019

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