Deputy Game Protector Darrell S. Solida

Deputy Game Protector Darrell S. Solida

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Sunday, December 6, 1931

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Darrell S. Solida

Deputy Game Protector Darrell Solida was shot and killed while investigating an illegal deer kill near Troutville, Pennsylvania, at about 10:00 am.

He had received reports that a buck and fawn had been killed. He was examining the carcasses when he was shot by a nearby hunter. Another uninvolved hunter drove Deputy Game Protector Solida to the hospital where he died shortly after midnight.

The hunter who shot him was arrested the following day. He plead guilty to manslaughter in April 1932. He was fined $100, had his hunting privileges revoked for 10 years, and received three years of probation.

Deputy Game Protector Solida was survived by his parents.


  • Age 21
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, December 5, 1931
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Convicted of manslaughter


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On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Pennsylvania.


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