Game Warden David F. Brown

Game Warden David F. Brown

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, November 14, 1922

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David F. Brown

Game Warden David Brown and Game Warden Mertley Johnston were shot and killed while investigating illegal beaver hunting near the Big Bog Dam on the North Branch of the Penobscot River.

After shooting both wardens, the suspect placed their bodies under the ice. Their bodies weren't located until May 22, 1923, by a game warden.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Game Warden Brown, it has been 101 years since you were taken from us. Northern New England law enforcement has continued to thrive, learn and become safer due to the traditions and sacrifices you, your family, and many others have made for us. Thank you for your law enforcement service.

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

November 14, 2023

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