Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Game Warden Gus A. Engeling

Texas Game and Fish Commission, Texas

End of Watch Friday, December 14, 1951

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Reflections for Game Warden Gus A. Engeling

I'm the great great grandson of Alton Paris, I'm sorry for what happened.

Antwoine Paris

June 29, 2020

I am a great niece and while Uncle Gus was killed before I was born my grandfather Herman Engeling spoke of him often. Some of us were able to make the ceremony many years ago. I was unable to attend but my mother and Aunt attended. He was a hero on many levels.

Evangeline Stoll Barefoot
Great Niece

September 14, 2019

Those of us who enjoy hunting and fishing in Texas are very appreciative of the sacrifices made by men like Gus Engeling. He is memorialized well in the Gus Engeling Wildlife Management Area.

Jay Kline
Texas Hunter

April 17, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 60th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 14, 2011

I did not know you. I was born long after you were taken from us. But you live on in the memories and stories passed on by your family and friends who love you. I feel as if I know you. I know that you were a man of integrity, and that your faith in God was central in your life. You passed your faith on to your son, who in turn passed it on to me. If you were here today, I know you would be really proud of my four children and also of my cousin David's three children. Now, second only to being with our savior Jesus Christ, I eagerly anticipate someday meeting you in eternity. I will run to you and give you a great big hug, just like any little girl would to her grandpa that she hadn't seen in a very long time.
I love you and miss you.

Lisa Bayazitoglu

May 2, 2008

Gus Engeling was a biologist and a game warden, overseeing a Wildlife Management Area, when he was killed by a poacher in 1951. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department renamed the management area after Gus.

Recently, in August of 2007, family of Gus Engeling attended an opening of a new conservation center at the Gus Engling Wildlife Management Area, and Gus’ great-grandchildren were present to cut the ceremonial ribbon. I know Gus’s family has never forgotten him, even those who were born generations after he gave his life.

Lt. Bayazitoglu
family in-law

April 30, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

macnhester, n

December 8, 2007

Warden Engeling,
On today, the 55th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Texas. It took another year, but the scumbag that killed you finally got the justice that he deserved.



December 14, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice. You are not forgotten.

Maryland Ranger

December 14, 2003

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