Posse Member Mono Jim

Posse Member Mono Jim

Mono County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Saturday, September 23, 1871

Mono Jim

Posse Member Mono Jim and Posse Member Robert Morrison were shot and killed during a shootout with several men who had escaped from the Nevada State Penitentiary in Carson City, Nevada.

The convicts fled south and murdered three citizens they encountered. They were tracked into California by a posse from Esmeralda County, Nevada. Once in California a new posse was formed by a Mono County deputy who took over the pursuit.

The posse located the convicts camped out near Monte Diablo Creek in Taylor Canyon and waited for daybreak to confront them. A shootout ensued in which Posse Member Mono Jim and Posse Member Morrison were both shot and killed.

All of the escapees were apprehended in the following days. Two of them were tried in a makeshift court in a remote cabin and executed the following day. The remainder of the escapees were returned to jail.

Monte Diable Creek was renamed Convict Creek in commemoration of the shootout. Two nearby peaks were renamed Mount Morrison and Mono Jim Peak in honor of the fallen posse members.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your sacrifice, you are not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 23, 2017

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