Deputy Game Warden Fred W. Tierney

Deputy Game Warden Fred W. Tierney

Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism - Law Enforcement Division, Kansas

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1925

Fred W. Tierney

Deputy Game Warden Fred Tierney was shot and killed after encountering two men he was investigating for game law violations.

The two were walking out of a store on the main street in Wilburton. The three exchanged words and exchanged shots. Deputy Game Warden Tierney was shot and killed and one of the suspects was wounded.

Both men were charged with murder and taken into custody following an inquest. Both suspects were released after two separate trials resulted in hung juries.

Deputy Game Warden Tierney was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had previously served as a city marshal and a county constable. He was survived by his wife and young child.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 25, 2018

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