Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)
Nolan Buckhanan was employed as a guard at the Eastham Prison Farm in Weldon, Houston County, by the Texas Department of Corrections (present day Texas Department of Criminal Justice). On June 14, 1972 at 3:00 p.m. Buckhanan was on picket duty when the shotgun he was cleaning accidentally discharged and killed him.
Buckhanan was survived by his wife, Aline Buckhanan, and at least one son, Kenneth Ray Buckhanan. He was buried in the Pilgrim Cemetery in Elkhart, Anderson County.