3 MN Game Wardens Slain In 1940 Will Be Honored

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(credit: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)

(credit: Minnesota Legislative Reference Library)

NEW ULM, Minn. (AP) — A bronze plaque honoring three game wardens killed in the line of duty seven decades ago will be dedicated Monday at the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources regional headquarters in New Ulm.

Col. Jim Konrad of the DNR’s Enforcement Division says the 10 a.m. ceremony is a long-overdue chance to honor their courage, sacrifice and service.

On July 12, 1940, Dudley Brady of Windom and A. Melvin Holt of Worthington went to inspect a commercial fishery at Lake Sakatah in Waterville. The owner ordered them off the property. Brady and Holt returned later with Marcus Whipps of Kasota.

The owner killed the three wardens then turned his shotgun on himself.

Brady, Holt and Whipps are among 14 Minnesota game wardens and conservation officers to die in the line of duty.

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