Deputy Game Warden John C. Wagner

Deputy Game Warden John C. Wagner

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, September 30, 1916

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John C. Wagner

Deputy Game Warden John Wagner was shot and killed on a farm on Egbert Road near Bedford, Ohio.

He had encountered a man and nephew hunting squirrels on the farm and attempted to inspect the uncle's shotgun. A struggle ensued during which Warden Wagner was fatally shot. His body was found in a wooded area by mushroom foragers two days later.

The uncle had also been wounded and made a false report before Warden Wagner's body had been found that he had been shot on the same farm while squirrel hunting. The uncle was charged with manslaughter.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with manslaughter


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