Game Protector Fredrick William Hobart

Game Protector Fredrick William Hobart

West Virginia Division of Natural Resources - Law Enforcement Section, West Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, December 21, 1940

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Fredrick William Hobart

Game Protector Fred Hobart was shot and killed while attempting to check a juvenile's hunting license in a private field near Persinger, Nicholas County.

The subject, a 16-year-old juvenile, shot Game Protector Hobart in the chest with a shotgun. The boy was apprehended by a state trooper a short time later. He was charged with murder, tried and acquitted.

Game Protector Hobart had served with the agency for one year. He was survived by his wife and five children. He was buried in Maple Wood Cemetery.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Acquitted

juvenile offender, poacher

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 72nd 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 the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

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

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 21, 2011

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