Agent John Buxton

Agent John Buxton

Wyoming Department of Game and Fish, Wyoming

End of Watch Sunday, September 14, 1919

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John Buxton

Agent Buxton was shot and killed after responding to gunshot reports near Rock Springs, Wyoming. He located two subjects at the scene and informed them that hunting season was over. He confiscated a rifle from the two and as he went to place it in his vehicle the suspect called to him. When he turned around the suspect shot him with a handgun he had concealed in his coat.

The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to not less then 20 years.

Agent Buxton was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 14, 2020

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