Game Warden Gus A. Engeling

Game Warden Gus A. Engeling

Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1951

Gus A. Engeling

Game Warden Gus Engeling was shot and killed in the Darden Wildlife Management Facility, near Palestine, Texas, while attempting to arrest an illegal duck hunter.

The suspect was apprehended, confessed to the murder, and sentenced to death. The man was executed in the electric chair on December 2, 1952.

Game Warden Engeling had served with the Texas Game and Fish Commission for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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Those of us who enjoy hunting and fishing in Texas are very appreciative of the sacrifices made by men like Gus Engeling. He is memorialized well in the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.

Jay Kline
Texas Hunter

April 17, 2013

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