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Deputy Sheriff Norman Tony Silva, II | Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Norman Tony Silva, II

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 3, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Deputy Norman Silva was accidentally shot and killed when his partner's weapon discharged after transporting a prisoner to jail. The weapon had been unloaded for safety reasons. Deputy Silva had opened the cylinder and handed the weapon back to his partner, who snapped the cylinder shut.

Unbeknownst to both officers, one round had remained in the cylinder and when the officer shut the cylinder he inadvertently pulled the trigger, causing the weapon to discharge.

Deputy Silva had served with the agency for seven years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Think of you often brother. I miss your greeting every time I saw you"whats happing TO" Brother I did not teach you half as much as you taught me. You also have a beautiful family and I pray for them often. I miss you lots

Ret.Deputy Sheriff Larry Nead
Denver Sheriff Department
August 18, 2015


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