Deputy Warden Oran Gant

Deputy Warden Oran Gant

New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey

End of Watch Monday, November 25, 1946

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Oran Gant

Deputy Warden Oran Gant and Warden Alfred Perkins were killed in an automobile accident near Somerset, New Jersey, while returning from the Hackettstown Fish Hatchery.

Their patrol car was struck by a dump truck and both men were fatally injured. The driver was charged with atrocious assault with a motor vehicle.


  • Age 58
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 23, 1946

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Deputy Warden Grant,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner who was also killed in that crash for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 23, 2021

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