Game Warden Bert Blanchard

Game Warden Bert Blanchard

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

End of Watch Sunday, February 2, 1913

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Bert Blanchard

Game Warden Bert Blanchard was shot and killed after arresting two men for illegally hunting robins in Wildcat Canyon in Contra Costa County.

He was walking the hunters out of the canyon when they came across another group of hunters. After speaking two the hunters, they continued out the canyon. Approximately 15 minutes later the second group of hunters heard several shotgun blasts. It was later determined that the hunters that Warden Blanchard had arrested were able to reload their guns and shot him. His body was found several days later by mushroom hunters. The suspects he had arrested fled and were never apprehended.

Warden Blanchard was survived by his wife.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Never apprehended

arrest attempt, wildlife management

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Game Warden Blanchard,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 2, 2023

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