Game Warden Franklin Bruce Hill

Game Warden Franklin Bruce Hill

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Law Enforcement Division, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, May 26, 1990

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Franklin Bruce Hill

Game Warden Franklin Hill and Game Warden Barry Decker both drowned after being thrown from their patrol boat when it hit a submerged stump on Lake Murvaul, in Panola County, at approximately 10:00 pm.

Game Warden Hill had served with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for eight years.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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Bruce was superintendent at Somerville State Park when I was a Park Attendant 1 as a part of the Youth Conservation Corps in 1974. He was a really nice guy and I was saddened to learn of his death. My family is buried in Youngblood cemetery so I am glad he is there with them.

mark brown
Texas Parks and Wildlife - Youth Conservation Corps

July 15, 2021

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