Captain Nathan Norman Bear

Captain Nathan Norman Bear

United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Indian Affairs - Division of Law Enforcement, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, July 14, 1960

Nathan Norman Bear

Captain Bear was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while investigating a kidnapping. The other officer mistook Captain Bear for a suspect in North Dakota.

Captain Bear had served with the agency for 9 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)
  • Location North Dakota

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Captain Bear. Your courage won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 10, 2014

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