Wildlife Officer James R. Fields

Wildlife Officer James R. Fields

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 1950

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James R. Fields

Wildlife Officer James Fields was shot and killed after he and his partner encountered two poachers who were illegally hunting at night.

One of the men fled when the officers approached them, with Officer Fields in pursuit. The man took up a concealed position in the darkness and shot Officer Fields when he came near. The man was convicted of murder and sent to prison.

Officer Fields had served with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

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Rest in peace Wildlife Officer Fields.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 24, 2019

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