Officer Memorial

Game Protector Lawrence Kessler

State Game Protector - Assigned to Green County, Appointed June 1, 1935

Died in the line of duty November 26, 1935

Returning home late on the night of November 26, 1935, while travelling east on Broadway in the Town of Lancaster, Protector Kessler's car left the road and struck a culvert. Kessler was found dead in the wrecked automobile by a passing motorist. The exact cause of the accident was not determined. The Annual report to the Legislature in 1935 states; "Mr. Kessler . . . showed promise of becoming an Officer of the most efficient type and enjoyed the respect of the sportsment of his territory."