Fallen Heroes & Honor Roll

The Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife is saddened to report the death of Maine Warden Service Pilot Daryl R. Gordon. Pilot Gordon died in a plane crash on Clear Lake on Thursday night, March 24, 2011. He was located on Friday morning, March 25, after a night-long search that included his friends with the Maine Warden Service, Maine Forest Service, Maine State Police, Customs and Border Protection-Houlton Air Branch, U.S. Border Patrol, and Civil Air Patrol. Pilot Gordon was a 25-year veteran of the Maine Warden Service whose aerial search-and-rescue efforts brought countless people home to loved ones. He is the 15th Game Warden to die in the line of duty in the Maine Warden Service's 131-year history.

Maine Warden Service Fallen Officers

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Lyman O. Hill 1839 - 1886
Charles W. Niles - 1886
Arthur G. Deag 1901 - 1921
Leslie Robinson 1901 - 1921
David F. Brown 1870 - 1922
Mertley E. Johnson 1901 - 1922
Lee H. Parker 1877 - 1927
Jean Baptiste Jalbert 1886 - 1933
Robert Lee Moore 1889 - 1935
Randall E. Shelley 1902 - 1946
George E. Townsend 1919 - 1956
R. Lyle Frost Jr. 1926 - 1968
Richard E. Varney 1931 - 1972
William F. Hanrahan 1943 - 1992
Daryl R. Gordon 1950 - 2011

Fallen Officers Memorial Runs 2008-2010 Photo Gallery

Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Run

On October 6, 2008, twenty-one members of the Maine Warden Service participated in a first ever half marathon (13.1 miles) to remember the sacrifices of Game Wardens who have died in the line of duty. The Annual Fallen Officer Memorial Run begins at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro and finishes at the Law Enforcement Officer Memorial in front of the state capital building in Augusta. Here, the memorial displays all of Maine?s fallen officers including fifteen Maine Game Wardens. Maine has lost more Game Wardens in the line of duty than any other state, county, or municipal law enforcement agency. This years memorial run will take place in October and will total fifteen miles to honor the life of our most recent fallen officer Warden Pilot Daryl Gordon.