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Sheriff Cornelius Sage | Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

Sheriff

Cornelius Sage

Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 3, 1865

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 8 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Sage was shot and killed when he and two associates were ambushed by Yavapai Apache tribe members. The three were en route to Prescott, Arizona, on official business when the ambush took place.

Sheriff Sage was previously the Constable of Castle Dome from September 30, 1864 until he became the Yuma County Sheriff on January 1st, 1865.

Sheriff Sage was survived by his parents, three brothers, and a sister. He was preceded in death by one sister.

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Remembering those that served. God Bless you Sheriff Sage. Please continue to watch over your family and friends and the rest of your brothers & sisters in blue.

Sgt. K. Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department
May 3, 2016

 

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