Corporal Nathaniel Alan Carrigan

Corporal Nathaniel Alan Carrigan

Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Nathaniel Alan Carrigan

Corporal Nate Carrigan was shot and killed as he and seven other deputies served a high risk eviction order at a home on Iris Drive in Bailey, Colorado, at approximately 9:15 am.

The subject named on the eviction order was an activist in the Occupy Denver movement. The subject exited the home and then reentered it, with Corporal Carrigan and other deputies following back inside to stop him. The man was able to grab a rifle and opened fire, killing Corporal Carrigan and wounding the other two deputies. The subject was shot and killed by return gunfire.

Corporal Carrigan had served with the Park County Sheriff's Office for 13 years. He is survived by his parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 10

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed


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What can I say, buddy? I wear your wristband and remind myself to slow down and remain calm. I've always been high strung and you were the calm logical one. Jamie Carrigan has become so great too and I know you're proud of him. I wish you were here. You'll never know the reach and effect you had on all of us. By the way, I misplaced a belt keeper the other day and I blame you. I'm sure you hid it. I love you and continue to grieve your loss like it was yesterday. Till we meet again.

Deputy Sheriff D.M Harper-Head Anderson County Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2022

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