Game Warden Donald Wyatt Gentry

Game Warden Donald Wyatt Gentry

Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, December 19, 1972

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Donald Wyatt Gentry

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

The Piper aircraft they were flying crashed near Newsoms shortly after taking off from Franklin Municipal Airport. The wreckage was not found for two days.

Game Warden Gentry is survived by his wife, three daughters, and son.

Bio

  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Today I visited the law enforcement memorial in Washington. Although I only met you when I was a child, you are my cousin. You are remembered and honored today.
Thank you for your service and dedication.
Rusty Gentry

Danny Gentry
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May 15, 2019

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