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Feb. 24, 1907
Caucasian Male / 37 yrs. of age
Illinois Dept. of Conservation - Division of Law Enforcement
Deputy Game Warden
Homicide - Gun
On The Job:
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Sun. Feb. 24, 1907
Deputy Game Warden Earle Eldredge was shot and killed while investigating reports of poachers near Ringwood in McHenry County.
His body was found two days later and the suspects were never apprehended.
Deputy Game Warden Eldredge's brother, Inspector Charles Eldredge, was shot and killed 24 years later while serving with the same agency. Inspector Charles Eldredge was shot with the same gun used to murder his brother, which the inspector had been carrying ever since in the hopes of finding those responsible for his brother's murder.
Deputy Game Warden Eldredge had served with the Illinois Department of Conservation for seven years.