Conservation Warden Andrew A. Krakow

Conservation Warden Andrew A. Krakow

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, June 5, 1990

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Andrew A. Krakow

Conservation Warden Krakow was shot and killed by a 13-year-old juvenile who had threatened to kill his mother. She barricaded herself inside their home and called the Marquette County Sheriff's Office. The suspect had taken a pick-up truck to his grandparents' to obtain a rifle. The truck was spotted by Warden Krakow who was assisting the department with the domestic disturbance call. Krakow reported over the radio that he'd located the truck but he was shot and killed before he could exit his squad car.

The suspect was convicted of Warden Krakow's murder but was released after serving 12 years at Lincoln Hills School.

Warden Krakow served 14 years with law enforcement. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 41
  • Tour 14 years
  • Badge 149

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released after 12 years

domestic, juvenile offender

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You watched over your family when they traveled from Wisconsin to Castle Rock, Colorado and their lost dogs. Lost dogs don't chase down police cars and stand in front of them to prevent them from leaving. Loar dogs don't get into strange police cars without hesitation and without assistance. Your families dogs did. The dogs had no tags or chips, they could have been lost forever. I have no doubt you were responsible for their reunification. It was an honor to meet your family, good people.

Sergeant Tim Ratcliff
Castle Rock Police Department, Colorado

September 12, 2019

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