Captain John M. Garlington

Captain John M. Garlington

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, February 10, 2000

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John M. Garlington

Captain John Garlington drowned while investigating a report of illegal gill net fishing near his home on the Mill Creek Reservoir in Bienville Parish.

He responded to the report at approximately 3:00 am, approximately 100 yards from his home. Other officers became concerned after not hearing back from him for several hours. They began a search of the area and located his body four days later, approximately 150 yards from his home.

Captain Garlington had served with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries for 14 years.

Before beginning his career in law enforcement, Captain Garlington played professional football for the Cleveland Browns.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned


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Rest in peace Captain Garlington.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 3, 2022

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