Game Warden Sherman J. Handron

Game Warden Sherman J. Handron

Washington Department of Wildlife, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, August 29, 1943

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Sherman J. Handron

Game Warden Sherman Handron was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for transporting illegal elk meat in the Humptulips District.

He had been conducting an investigation for several weeks into the matter and had a warrant to search the men's vehicle when the shooting took place. Warden Handron was shot by the suspect 12 times.

During their trial the doctor, who performed the autopsy, testified that both men shot Warden Handron. Both suspects said he was wrong. One stated he fired all the shots. He said he was in his yard, removing groceries from his car, when a man hiding behind some brush nearby stood up and fired three shots at him, one taking affect in his hip. He said he then grabbed his rifle from his car and shot back several times. The only witnesses were the defendants. The jury believed them and they were acquitted.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Acquitted

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

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