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 beaver near the Big Bog Dam on the North Branch of the Penobscot River.

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


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th 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
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 13, 2009

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