Game Warden Mertley E. Johnston

Game Warden Mertley E. Johnston

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife - Warden Service, Maine

End of Watch Tuesday, November 14, 1922

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Mertley E. Johnston

Game Warden Mertley Johnston and Game Warden David Brown were shot and killed while investigating illegal hunting of beavers near the Big Bog Dam on the North Branch of the Penobscot River.

After shooting both wardens, the suspect placed their bodies under the ice. Their bodies weren't located until May 22, 1923, by another game warden.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender At large

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Rest in peace Game Warden Johnston.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2022

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