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Game Warden Marcus E. Whipps

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - Enforcement Division, Minnesota

End of Watch Friday, July 12, 1940

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Reflections for Game Warden Marcus E. Whipps

On this 80th anniversary of your untimely departure, please know that you and your partners heroic actions and sacrifice are remembered today as they are everyday. Thank you for service and please know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 12, 2020

Game Warden Whipps,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Game Wardens who were also killed in that incident for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Minnesota. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 12, 2020

Rest in peace Game Warden Whipps.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 21, 2020

Remembering you Grandpa today and always. You will never be forgotten. God Bless You!

Brenda Whipps

July 13, 2015

RIP Whipps May God shine on you forever

Todd Whipps Sgt. USARMY

April 6, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 70th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 12, 2010

When my son was around 4 years old he asked me “why do you have a gun for work?” How do you answer that? How many other law enforcement officers have been asked that very same question by their young children? Why? Trying to explain only ads to the confusion and fear in their eyes. You try to change the subject and move on. You know why or at least you know the simple answer to why. Now that son wears a badge and a gun to work and he understands why. For MN DNR a tragic awakening and the reason why happened on July 12, 1940. Rest in Peace Officer Whipps, you are not forgotton

LT Greg Payton
MN DNR Enforcement

May 14, 2010

Dear Grandpa,
I wish I could've had you in my life. Even though we never got to meet you, I love you and honor you. You will never be forgotten nor your heroism. Love from your only granddaughter, Brenda Whipps

Brenda Whipps

June 26, 2009

RIP.You will never be forgotten.


October 18, 2008

May you always rest in peace and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

July 12, 2008

Grandpa, though I never got to know you, your memory and legacy will on forever.
Your grandson,
Scott Whipps

July 12, 2006

Thank you for your service, Officer Whipps. We are forever greatful to you.

June 9, 2005

God bless you, sir. You and your brother officers are not forgotten.

a Minnesota cop

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