Game Warden Claude Keller

Game Warden Claude Keller

Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 22, 1956

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Claude Keller

Game Warden Claude Keller was killed when his light plane crashed into Lagune Madre, 10 miles south of the Padre Island Causeway, while he was patrolling the waterway for illegal netting activities.

Warden Keller's partner survived the crash.

Warden Keller was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII and had served with the Texas Game and Fish Commission for 10 years. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, six brothers, three sisters, and his grandmother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aerial patrol, plane crash

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Thank you for your service sir, RIP now.

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 22, 2012

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