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Sheriff Matthew Nolan | Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

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Matthew Nolan

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, December 22, 1864

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Nolan was shot and killed in an ambush attack.

Sheriff Nolan was on duty and talking to a local citizen when two armed suspects approached them. The men asked Sheriff Nolan what his name was. When Sheriff Nolan replied, the men opened fire, killing him instantly. As the citizen ran after the two suspects, he was shot and killed also.

Sheriff Nolan's brother, Deputy Thomas Nolan, had been killed in the line of duty four years earlier when Sheriff Matthew Nolan and Deputy Thomas Noland attempted to arrest an intoxicated man.

Sheriff Nolan had served with the Nueces County Sheriff's Department for five years and was survived by his wife.

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Deputy Thomas Nolan
Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas
End of Watch: Wednesday, August 15, 1860
Cause: Gunfire

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Sheriff Nolan,
On today, the 151st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nueces County.

R.I.P.
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Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
December 22, 2015

 

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