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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Murdered and Forgotten Utah Deputy Game Warden and Spanish American War Veteran Finally Honored.

Deputy Utah Game Warden and Spanish American War Veteran, Ernest Berry was finally honored today, with a headstone and full Law Enforcement Burial Honor's. He was murdered in 1914, while attempting to enforce Utah hunting law's, near the Great Salt Lake, and his badly decomposed body was quickly interred, in Mount Olivet Cemetery, in Salt Lake City. His grave was never marked, and he is the only Utah Game Warden, ever to be killed, in the line of duty. The Utah Law Enforcement Memorial and The Utah Conservation Officer's Association worked together to make sure his grave was properly marked, culminating, in the erection, of a headstone, on Wednesday October the 14th.
Ernest Berry was born, in Switzerland and enlisted to help defend and protect his new nation, during the Spanish American War, only to be murdered, by a killer, so close to home. May He Rest In Peace.

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