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Wagoner in Wagoner County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

Melvin “Buck” Garrison

February 18, 1946 • December 26, 1971

 

—Game Warden —

 
Melvin "Buck" Garrison Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 22, 2013
1. Melvin "Buck" Garrison Marker
Inscription.
We enjoy the bountiful wildlife and rich natural resources in Oklahoma because of the many officers who have dedicated their lives to wildlife law enforcement.

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
Melvin "Buck" Garrison Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 22, 2013
2. Melvin "Buck" Garrison Memorial
marker); 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 Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Melvin "Bucky" Garrison (1946-1971). (Submitted on August 24, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Peace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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