Game Warden Lorin Blakley James

Game Warden Lorin Blakley James

Ohio Department of Natural Resources - Division of Wildlife, Ohio

End of Watch Thursday, April 7, 1955

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Lorin Blakley James

Game Warden Lorin James drowned when he fell out of a boat in Pleasant Hill Lake in Richland County.

He was assisting another Wildlife Division employee set test nets near the south shore of the lake when he fell overboard. He was wearing heavy clothing and hip-length boots at the time, which dragged him under the surface.

Game Warden James had served with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources for six years. He was survived by three sons.


  • Age 33
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

wildlife management

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Game Warden James,
On today, the 68th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Ohio. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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April 7, 2023

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