Game Warden Alexander Day

Game Warden Alexander Day

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Section, West Virginia

End of Watch Sunday, September 12, 1937

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Alexander Day

Game Warden Alexander Day was intentionally crushed between two cars while attempting to arrest a drunk man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Premier, McDowell County.

He and his brother, also a police officer, had setup a roadblock after receiving word of the stolen vehicle. As the vehicle approached, Game Warden Day stepped on the running board and placed his hands on the window.

The driver rolled the window up and then drove into oncoming traffic, intentionally ramming his vehicle against another vehicle, killing Game Warden Day. The driver was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Game Warden Day had served with the agency for four years. He was survived by his wife and seven children and is buried in New Belcher Mountain Community Cemetery, Kimball, McDowell County, West Virginia.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver, roadblock, stolen vehicle

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Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 12, 2020

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