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Last updated: January 15, 2013
South Florida Restoration Science Forum

Memorials for Those Who Have Died Tragically While Working in the Everglades to Protect It

Please read each name and honor each of them with a moment of silence.

Thank you

Memorial posters are available for Craig, Scott, Steve, and Cristina.


July 8, 1905: Killed by bird poachers near Flamingo; jury ruled his killers acted in self defense.

Guy Bradley, 35, Audubon Game Warden

November 30, 1908: Killed in Charlotte Harbor; only his destroyed boat and other evidence were found.

Columbus MacLeod, 60, Audubon Game Warden

October 8, 1994: Airplane crash in Big Cypress National Preserve north of Alligator Alley while using telemetery to track panthers

Craig Johnson, 23, Biology Graduate Student

Scott Darby Shull, 26, Zoologist

Jonathan Saunders, Pilot

July 17, 1996: Airboat mishap while working alone on the Kissmissee River near Lake Okeechobee

Steve Martin, 43, Regional Biological Supervisor

January 23, 1997: Helicopter crash just north of the intersection of Highway 27 and Alligator Alley

Javior Cardenas, 23, Weed Control Worker

Juan Espinoza, Weed Control Worker

Francisco Villa Fuerte, Weed Control Worker

John Ray Hall, 45, Pilot

July 23, 1998: Airboat mishap just south of Tamiami Trail

Cristina Menendez, 25, Biology Graduate Student

More Information

More Dedications, Memorials, and Commemorations are available on the SOFIA website.


U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, Center for Coastal Geology
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Last updated: 15 January, 2013 @ 12:44 PM (HSH)