Often we view of US Forest Service, National and State Park Rangers as glorified guides, park greeters and check-in clerks. They are in truth the front line of search, rescue and law enforcement with in our State Parks, National Parks and Forests.
On January 01 2020 Margaret Anderson was mortally wounded (murdered) in the line of duty in Mt. Rainier National Park. Wife of Ranger Eric Anderson, mother to Anna (3) and Katie (1) she “was living her Dream” when she was shot at a road block within the park.
Whenever we visit our State Parks, National Parks and U.S. Forests let us take a moment to remember those who protect the sacred spaces set aside by our forefathers.
Enjoy the Trails and respect the Rangers who keep them safe.
Love to All, Lee
Nice Lee. So terribly wrong. Very Saddened by this.
My Father was a Range in Oregon before and after WWII, this was so horrible. We forget that our Park rangers are killed in the line of duty, in fact the first one was here in Hot Springs National Park. James Alexander Cary – 31, shot by bootleggers Hot Springs National Park. March 12, 1927 http://www.southeasternoutdoors.com/public-lands/national-parks/rangers-killed-on-duty.html
Kindest Thoughts and Wishes,
That was a beautiful tribute baby to a woman who was only doing her job, and living her dream, and making a great contribution; the same contribution that your Dad made in the last century in a place not so far from Ranier. I am saddened for the family, and I hope everyone will write their politicians to re-think this new law (passed last year) to possess loaded weapons in National Parks & Forests. I am all for people’s right to own guns if they wish but this is different…The only reason one would need a loaded semi-automatic weapon in a State Forest is..to murder someone. And this time that someone was a wife and young mother of two. What a tragedy. RIP. Love ur LH Rick x0x0x