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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Mike was my neighbor and my friend. I remember the first day he arrived at Bryce Canyon and when he came over to introduce himself to me. I have never forgotten that day nor the many evening campfires we had with the other friends we made that summer at the park. Mike was so much fun to be with and he drew people to him with his charismatic personality.

I have thought of him often over the years and he will remain in my thoughts for years to come - till we meet again.

Lisa Kasteler

July 26, 2021

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