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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

How your family must have suffered when you were missing. I am glad your body was found so that your family could properly lay you to rest.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2009

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