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Deputy Thomas Nolan | Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas


Thomas Nolan

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 1860

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/4/1860

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Nolan died of injuries he received when attempting to arrest an intoxicated man.

Deputy Nolan and his brother, Sheriff Matthew Nolan responded to a call where an armed, intoxicated suspect was creating a disturbance. While attempting to arrest the suspect, the suspect produced a handgun from his pants and shot Deputy Nolan in the forehead. Deputy Nolan remained in a coma until his death 11 days later.

Sheriff Matthew Nolan was shot and killed in the line of duty four years later.

Deputy Nolan had served with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department for three years.

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Sheriff Matthew Nolan
Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Thursday, December 22, 1864
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Thomas Nolan. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice Protecting the citizens of Nueces County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray the scum who murdered you burn forever in hell.


B. Sherwood Senior Special Agent retired
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX
August 13, 2016


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