Officer Ernest G. Berry

Died on September 27, 1914

Age 35
Utah Division of Wildlife Services
Homicide: Shotgun

Officer Berry was murdered while attempting to enforce hunting restrictions near the Great Salt Lake. The 35-year-old victim was operating a dredge on William’s Lake (now Salt Lake International Airport) when he heard shooting coming from a nearby salt marsh. Witnesses last saw Warden Berry following an unidentified man who was carrying a gun. When Warden Berry failed to return home, a search was conducted. His body was located October 2, concealed in some underbrush. He had been shot twice with a shotgun. Warden Berry was married and the father of four children. He is buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City. His bronze name plaque is sponsored by the Utah Conservation Officers Association.


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  1. BL Smith says:

    I am so proud to be a member of the Utah Peace Officer Association which started the Utah Law Enforcement Memorial. Both are proud members of Utah’s Law Enforcement Community. The UPOA recognizes, each year, 14 (different) fallen officers. If anyone has contact information on relatives I am the keeper of fallen officer relative information. When events come up that honor our fallen officers we reach out to family/relative members when these events occur. I can be reached at blsmith@sandy.Utah.gov.

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