Game Warden Allen Cooke Flippo

Game Warden Allen Cooke Flippo

Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1972

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Allen Cooke Flippo

Game Warden Allen Flippo and Game Warden Donald Gentry were killed in an airplane accident while flying a night patrol, searching for spotlighters in Southampton County, Virginia.

The Piper aircraft they were flying caught fire and crashed into trees at the edge of Darden Pond near Newsoms shortly after taking off from Franklin Municipal Airport. The wreckage, discovered upside down and partially submerged in Darden Pond with scorch marks, was found the next day.

Game Warden Flippo was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries for 10 months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident

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Game Warden Flippo, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 12, 2019

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