Deputy Game Warden Julius A. Salmonson

Deputy Game Warden Julius A. Salmonson

Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 15, 1908

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Julius A. Salmonson

Deputy Game Warden Julius Salmonson and Deputy Sheriff Joseph Hazeltine, of the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office, drowned when the boat they were in capsized in White Lake's Indian Bay as they attempted to retrieve an illegal fishing net from the White Lake Channel.

Deputy Game Warden Salmonson's brother, Martin Salmonson, had accompanied them on the trip and also drowned.

The bodies of all three were located approximately 600 feet from the shore after an extensive search.

Deputy Warden Julius Salmonson had served with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for two years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned


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Deputy Warden Salmonson,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Michigan.


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November 15, 2018

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