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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Warden Hoblitzell,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of New Jersey. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

September 17, 2021

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