Officer Christopher Arby Upton
US Department of Agriculture - Forest Service Law Enforcement
End of Watch: Friday, March 5, 2010
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: 1822
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Friday, March 5, 2010
Incident Location: Georgia
Weapon Used: Rifle
Suspect Info: Not available
Officer Chris Upton was shot and killed by a hunter who mistook him
for game at the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Recreation Area in Jasper County, Georgia.
ashen he was struck by a shot fired by the hunter. The shooter was in a two-person hunting party hunting coyotes with a high-powered rifle equipped with night vision. After realizing they had shot an officer, the hunters called 911 and
reported the incident.
Officer Upton had served with the Forest Service for four years. He had previously served with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission and as a game warden for the Department of Defense at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. He is survived by his Parent, wife and 4-year-old daughter.
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