Conservation Officer George B. Driscoll

Conservation Officer George B. Driscoll

South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks, South Dakota

End of Watch Sunday, April 26, 1964

George B. Driscoll

Officer Driscoll drowned while attempting to retrieve his boat near the Orman Dam near Belle Fourche.

The officer was working near his boat when he noticed that it was drifting away. Even though he was wearing chest waders, he entered the water in an attempt to retrieve the boat. The water was deeper than he expected and the weight of the water that entered his waders prevented him from getting back to the surface. Others who were at the scene attempted to rescue him but were unsuccessful.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I am privileged to be among the first to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 26, 2012

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