Game Warden Harold Gartside

Game Warden Harold Gartside

Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks, Montana

End of Watch Sunday, April 24, 1955

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Harold Gartside

Game Warden Harold Gartside drowned when his patrol boat capsized as he conducted an investigation into illegal beaver traps.

Game Warden Gartside and another man were checking beaver traps along the Missouri shores when the boat hit a snag and capsized south of Bainville. The boat's other occupant was able to reach the shore and then searched for Gartside without success. His body was later recovered 20 miles downstream on June 24.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 54th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer, 50 years after you were killed.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

April 8, 2009

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