Wagoner in Wagoner County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Melvin “Buck” Garrison
February 18, 1946 • December 26, 1971
—Game Warden —
Ranger Garrison gave his life, the ultimate sacrifice, while attempting to arrest a ring of illegal commercial fish poachers in the Hoffman Bottom area of Lake Eufaula.
May we never forget our loss and the words written on his tombstone:
"Buck loved God. He loved His creation. Thus, he chose a Game Ranger's life as his vocation."
Erected 2005 by Oklahoma Dept of Wildlife Conservation.
Location. 35° 57.593′ N, 95° 22.464′ W. Marker is in Wagoner, Oklahoma, in Wagoner County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherokee Street (Oklahoma Route 51) and Casaver Avenue, on the left when traveling east on Cherokee Street. Click for map. Marker is on the south grounds of the county courthouse. Marker is at or near this postal address: 307 East Cherokee Street, Wagoner OK 74467, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sam Powell and U.S. Court (a few steps from this marker); Wagoner County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this Wagoner (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old City Hall & Fire Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Oklahoma Centennial Bench (approx. 0.2 miles away); Semore Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Texas Road (approx. 8.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Wagoner.
More about this marker. The marker was moved from its original location at US Hwy 69 and Oklahoma Route 51.
Also see . . .
1. Game Warden Melvin Lewis Garrison, Jr. (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Melvin "Bucky" Garrison (1946-1971). (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Peace •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page has been viewed 266 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.