Deputy Game Warden Edward Jarrish

Deputy Game Warden Edward Jarrish

Pend Oreille County Game Commission, Washington

End of Watch Wednesday, February 17, 1926

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Edward Jarrish

Deputy Game Warden Warden Jarrish was shot and killed after confronting two poachers who were hunting deer near Scotia, Washington.

During the confrontation one of the suspects pointed his rifle at Warden Jarrish and threatened him. Warden Jarrish decided to attempt the arrest at a later date and began to leave the area. As he walked away the suspect shot him in the back of the neck, severing his spinal cord. The two men were later arrested at their father's farm.

Ten days later a coroner's jury rendered a verdict that Warden Jarrish came to his death from a gunshot wound caused by a person or persons unknown, even though the suspect claimed the shooting was an accident. He said he was shooting near Warden Jarrish in an effort to scare him away and did not mean to shoot him. His brother corroborated the confession and murder charges were dropped.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Charges dismissed


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 86th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

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

April 11, 2012

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