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Dec. 24, 1950
Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Dec. 24, 1950
Wildlife Officer James Fields was shot and killed after he and his partner encountered two poachers who were illegally hunting at night.
One of the men fled when the officers approached them, with Officer Fields in pursuit. The man took up a concealed position in the darkness and shot Officer Fields when he came near. The man was convicted of murder and sent to prison.
Officer Fields had served with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission for four years. He was survived by his wife and three children.