Game Warden John David Murphree

Game Warden John David Murphree

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, December 8, 1963

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John David Murphree

Warden John Murphree was shot and killed by a man who was illegally hunting ducks in Jasper County.

The warden was stationed in Beaumont and is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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My Dad, WD Lawler, always felt guilty for encouraging JD to pursue the game warden position. He was a fine man and my Dad thought his law enforcement abilities were not being fully utilized in his previous position so encouraged him to try for the better position.

Martha Lawler Dunham

November 24, 2018

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