Sheriff James T. Dana

Sheriff James T. Dana

Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, September 20, 1871

James T. Dana

Sheriff Dana was shot with a glass-tipped arrow while riding with a posse in search of a man who murdered a woman in Arizona City. The posse had gone into a river bottom to arrest the man and became engaged in a battle with local Indians. Sheriff Dana died two days after being struck by the arrow. The killer was arrested and sentenced to 25 years in prison but escaped and was never recaptured.

Sheriff Dana had been with the agency for three years.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Monday, September 18, 1871
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Bow and arrow
  • Offender Escaped from prison

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