Warden William Hoblitzell

Warden William Hoblitzell

New Jersey Divison of Fish and Wildlife, New Jersey

End of Watch Saturday, September 17, 1921

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William Hoblitzell

Warden William Hoblitzell was shot and killed while investigating reports of hunters in the Kenilworth Woods in Union County. He was shot twice with a .22 caliber rifle as he walked through the woods.

No suspects were ever identified in connection with his murder.

Warden Hoblitzell had served with the New Jersey Division of Fish, Game and Wildlife for 25 years.


  • Age 61
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Never identified

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You were my Great Great Grandfather. You are the only other blood relative I have in law enforcement. I have heard stories of your life and death. The newspaper article of your death hangs on the wall in my apartment. I make sure to tell the story of your sacrifice to my family, friends and fellow law enforcement officers every chance I get.

RIP Great Great Grampa.

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December 8, 2016

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