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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Happy birthday Andy.
Mom always wanted us to celebrate you on your birthday instead of June 5. So that's why I'm writing today. It's more or less for her. Maybe you can explain to her we were celebrating your honor and way of life, your bravery and unselfishness.

I'm sure you know I retired February 1 this year. Wish you were would have been there. I feel it was a good 35 years with the Wisconsin Rapids PD.

Thank you for helping me get through those years on duty. Hope you have other things to do now. You're luckier than Melissa, she still has to keep busy taking care of me. She's going to be even busier now that I'm retired. I'm so thankful for her too.

We all miss you.
You'll never be forgotten!!

Thanks for having my 6.


September 12, 2023

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