U.S. Game Warden Edgar Albert Lindgren

U.S. Game Warden Edgar Albert Lindgren

United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service - Division of Refuge Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, August 17, 1922

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Edgar Albert Lindgren

U.S. Game Warden Edgar Lindgren was shot and killed while checking the licenses of three hunters after observing the men shoot a bird out of season at Big Lake in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

When he asked to see their hunting licenses one of the men shot him in the chest with a shotgun. The other two hunters shot him at point-blank range as he lay bleeding on the ground. He succumbed to his wounds four days later.

All three of the suspects were convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life.

Game Warden Lindgren was survived by his wife and infant son.


  • Age 22
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Iowa
  • Incident Date Sunday, August 13, 1922
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Three sentenced to life

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Warden Lindgren,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country.


United States Border Patrol

August 17, 2022

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