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

Warden Jarrish was shot and killed after confronting two poachers who were hunting deer in Pend Oreille County. During the confrontation one of the juvenile 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 boys were later arrested at their father's farm.

One brother, 23, said 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. He was charged with murder, convicted, and sent to Walla Walla Prison.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30 caliber
  • Offender Charged with murder

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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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