Game Protector Benning W. De La Mater

Game Protector Benning W. De La Mater

New York State Environmental Conservation Police, New York

End of Watch Saturday, June 24, 1961

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Benning W. De La Mater

Game Protector De La Mater drowned when his boat capsized while patrolling the Hudson River near Federal Dam in Albany County.

Protector De La Mater and a Niagara Mohawk Power Company employee could not escape the undercurrents. Their bodies were recovered two days later.

Protector De La Mater was a United States Marine Corps World War II veteran and had served with the New York State Environmental Conservation Police for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

marine patrol

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Rest in peace Game Protector DeLaMater.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 14, 2021

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