Park Ranger Joseph E. Prince

Park Ranger Joseph E. Prince

United States Department of the Interior - National Park Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Wednesday, January 8, 1913

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Joseph E. Prince

Park Ranger Joe Prince died for exposure while on a backcountry patrol in Glacier National Park, Montana.

He was accompanying the park superintendent and another park ranger from the Cut Bank Ranger Station to the St. Mary Ranger Station. Park Ranger Prince fell behind the other two rangers, but because of his wilderness experience, they did not find this unusual. When he failed to arrive at the St. Mary Ranger Station they set out to find him in the morning. They located his body in the snow near the access road (modern-day Highway 89) and Divide Creek.

Park Ranger Prince had served with the National Park Service for two years. He was a widower.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Hypothermia
  • Location Montana

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Ranger Prince,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

January 8, 2023

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