Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Game Warden William Harlan Pogue

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, January 5, 1981

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Reflections for Game Warden William Harlan Pogue

Rest in peace brother.


January 7, 2006

Rest in peace. Thank you for your service.

January 5, 2006

How sad it is that this murderous coward was released. However, the family can take comfort in the fact that God's vengeance is greater than man's. May God bless the family of this hero and his heroic partner.

R. Dean Pesnell,
Officer/Chaplain, Birmingham Police Dept.

R. Dean Pesnell
Birmingham, AL Police Dept.

July 20, 2005

I wish to extend my deepest sympathies to the family, coworkers, and friends of Warden Pogue. Many of our brothers and sisters are gone, but none are ever forgotten. May you rest in peace. Then I heaard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? and Who will go for us? And I said "Here I am. Send Me!" ISAIH 6:8

Mike G.
Federal Law enforcement Agency

May 20, 2005

"If there is a future for wild things, then it is the burden of those who have reached farther than me, to save them for the rest of us. It will be done by those whose convictions were forged in campfires."

I just saw the quote above credited to you. I thought I would put it here for everyone else to see.

It sickens me to think your killer is a free man. Sadly it also sickens me to think that at one time, when I was very young, I thought your killer was a modern day mountain man and a legend.

I saw the error of my ways Mr. Pouge. When your killer came up for parole I handed out flyers all over NC and TN encouraging police officers and the public to write the board. I hope in some small way it helped.

Your killer will pay his debt on judgement day.

February 19, 2005

I just read today, February 7, 2005, in the boston Globe that your killer was released yesterday. It says, "He just wants to go live his life." Unreal, this guys kills two officers (execution style) and he's free. Nice system you have Idaho!


February 7, 2005

GW Pogue,
There aren't words to thank you enough for your service and sacrifice.

To your family and friends,
I read news today that William's murderer was paroled - for good behavior, of all things. I am so sorry. Life can be so unfair. I am praying that you can be at peace in the face of such tragedy.

Former LEO Wife
Central Ohio

February 6, 2005

I just watched the A&E story about your death. It is a shame that you had to die like you did, but I have comfort knowing that you were doing what you loved.

Thank you for watching over us!

Officer Adams

What a wonderful man you were. We miss you terribly. I know you watch over Game Wardens everywhere.

Jodi Turner

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