On January 28, Special
Agent Doug Morris was killed in the line of duty, when the truck
he was driving was hit by a train. He is survived by his wife, Amy,
a 10-year-old daughter, and a 23-year-old son.
1970, following military service, Morris received a B.S. in wildlife
management from Oregon State University. He joined the U.S. Fish
& Wildlife Service in 1977 after serving as director of wildlife
activities for the Peninsula Chapter of the Humane Society in San
Morris became a special
agent in 1978 while serving with the Klamath River Special Task
Force in California, and later transferred to Oklahoma City. In
1983, he joined the Houston law enforcement office where he remained
until his death.
A dedicated conservationist,
Morris received many awards during his Service career, including
letters of commendation from the Secretary of Interior for his performance
on the Klamath River, and from the director for Operation Eagle
in 1983; a citation for accomplishments in Operation Trophy Kill
in 1984; and an incentive award in 1988 for his enforcement work
on waterfowl in the Katy/Hockley area west of Houston, Texas.
reporter Doug Pike wrote, "Doug Morris achievement was
exemplary and should serve as an inspiration to whomever is charged
with the tremendous task of filling his position." He will