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Deputy Sheriff Samuel Dorsey Holman | Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, California Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, California

Deputy Sheriff

Samuel Dorsey Holman

Calaveras County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch: Sunday, March 10, 1901

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Sam Holman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two drunken men who were harassing travelers.

He was en route to Wallace, California, when he encountered the two men. During an initial arrest attempt he fought with the suspects and was unable to place them under arrest. Deputy Holman continued on to Wallace where he obtained assistance and returned to the scene to arrest the two men.

As he approached them, one of the men opened fire, striking Deputy Holman. Deputy Holman returned fire, killing one of the suspects and wounding the other.

Deputy Holman was survived by his wife and son.

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