Officer Ernest G. BerryDied on September 27, 1914
Utah Division of Wildlife Services
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.