|August 5, 2005
The Department of Fish and Game (DFG)
has identified the warden shot in Friday’s marijuana raid near Los
Gatos as Kyle Kroll, 25. His patrol district is Santa Clara County.
Kroll, who was shot at about 7 a.m. through both legs with a single
rifle bullet near Mount Umunhum, has been a warden with DFG since
Kroll was taken to Valley Medical Center in San Jose where he
underwent successful surgery on Friday.
A total of three DFG wardens were involved in the Santa Clara County
Sheriff’s Department operation. DFG wardens will often assist other
law enforcement agencies on operations affecting fish and wildlife.
There are environmental concerns that may pertain to large marijuana
growing operations such as illegal water diversions, destruction of
wildlife, and pollution, prompting the assistance of the DFG.
DFG currently has a total of about 300 law enforcement personnel