Game Warden Dawson R. Murchison

Game Warden Dawson R. Murchison

Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 20, 1938

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Dawson R. Murchison

Game Warden Dawson Murchison was shot and killed while patrolling the King Ranch for illegal poachers.

The incident occurred near the line between Kleberg County and Jim Wells County. The suspect fled to Mexico and was never apprehended.

Game Warden Murchison had served with the Texas Game, Fish, and Oyster Commission for eight years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Never apprehended

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We remember and honor you Officer Murchison!

David Barr
Joe Wheeler State Park, Alabama

June 5, 2018

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