Deputy Sheriff Josiah Coates Hazeltine

Deputy Sheriff Josiah Coates Hazeltine

Muskegon County Sheriff's Office, Michigan

End of Watch Sunday, November 15, 1908

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Josiah Coates Hazeltine

Deputy Sheriff Josiah Hazeltine and Deputy Game Warden Julius Salmonson, of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, 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.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned


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