Wildlife Officer Dewie Henson McCall

Wildlife Officer Dewie Henson McCall

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 1971

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Dewie Henson McCall

Wildlife Officer Dewie McCall was shot while issuing a citation for keeping two undersized trout at the Daniel Boone Wildlife Refuge.

Officer McCall was able to return fire and seriously wound the subject. The subject was found walking down Old Mortimer Road with a superficial wound to his head at 3:45 pm. When Officer McCall was found at 5:30, the citation was nearby.

The 60-year-old man was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 18 years in prison on February 19th, 1972. He was paroled on December 12th, 1978.

Officer McCall was a United States Army World War II veteran and had served with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for 17 years. He was survived by his wife and three sons.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Paroled in 1978

environmental crime

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Officer McCall,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of North Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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September 5, 2021

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