Deputy Sheriff William A. Bergin

Deputy Sheriff William A. Bergin

Colfax County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Tuesday, June 27, 1882

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William A. Bergin

Deputy Bergin was shot and killed by a mob while he was attempting to protect a prisoner. The mob wanted to hang the prisoner for murdering local citizens. The mob hung the prisoner after shooting Deputy Bergin.

Deputy Bergin had served with the agency for 6 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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