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Red shirts honor their fallen

 

Liz Wood

The Wyoming Game Wardens Association Honor Guard performed a 21-gun salute at the memorial for the two game wardens who lost their lives nearly 70 years ago.

On a perfect Wyoming morning a red-shirted Wyoming Game Wardens Association Honor Guard performed a 21-gun salute and sounded Taps in memory of two Deputy Game Wardens who lost their lives in the line of duty 70 years ago.

About 60 people were in attendance Saturday morning at a ceremony honoring Saratoga Deputy Game Warden Don Simpson and Rawlins Deputy Game Warden William Lakanen. Simpson and Lakanen were killed by Johann Malten, a miner and trapper living near Divide Peak in the Sierra Madres, on Oct. 31, 1945.

Since relatively little is known about Simpson and Lakanen the ceremony focus...



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