Game Warden Walter K. Krukow

Game Warden Walter K. Krukow

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, California

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 1947

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Walter K. Krukow

Warden Krukow was shot and killed by a 17 year old boy who was fishing out of season near Redding. The suspect was convicted of second degree murder on June 4, 1947. On December 12, 1972, he was booked in Washoe County, Nevada, for an investigation of three counts of arson.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Warden Krokow,
On today, the 71st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of California. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 20, 2018

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