Game Officer L. Seeley Houk

Game Officer L. Seeley Houk

Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 1906

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L. Seeley Houk

Game Officer Seeley Houk was shot and killed by the leader of an organized crime ring in Hillsville. He was fatally shot while while issuing game violation citations to a group of immigrants.

After shooting Officer Houk the man weighted down his body and submerged it in the Mahoning River in Lawrence County.

The suspect was sentenced to death and hanged in October 1909.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1909

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RIP, brother. You will not be forgotten.

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Utah Valley University Police Dept.

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