Game Warden Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Game Warden Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Saturday, January 4, 1936

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Olaf Pearson Lofquist

Game Warden Ole Lofquist was killed when the vehicle he was riding in was struck by a Northern Pacific Railroad passenger train in Aitkin, Minnesota.

He and another game warden were en route to the courthouse to testify in a deer poaching case when the crash occurred at the Knox Bridge railroad crossing.

Warden Lofquist was a WWI veteran and had served with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources for 9-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and six daughters.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 9 years, 6 months
  • Badge 179
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Warden Lofquist,
On today, the 83rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during WW I. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 4, 2019

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