Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 3 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/18/1871
Weapon: Edged weapon; Bow and arrow
Suspect: Escaped from prison
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.