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Sheriff Thomas Logan | Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada


Thomas Logan

Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Saturday, April 7, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Sheriff Thomas Logan was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a saloon matron in Manhattan, Nevada. The matron was being harassed by a drunk gambler inside. As Sheriff Logan attempted to eject the man from the saloon the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him five times. Although mortally wounded, he was able to subdue the suspect until a deputy arrived at the scene. The suspect in his murder was later acquitted.

Sheriff Logan was serving his third term as Sheriff and had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.

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I have just completed Ms Boor's book about Thomas W. Logan, Sheriff of Nye County in early 1900's. It is a fascinating read and I recommend it to all who are intrigued by Nevada history, early Western law and justice, or in the case of Tom, injustice. Ms Boor's information is very well researched. The reader will find that many of the familiar important names in our State's history, whom we long have been taught were honorable and deserving of our respect, may require a second serious look and a more comprehensive rewrite in the Nevada history books used in our schools.

For the law enforcement officer of today, the man Thomas W. Logan, served as an exemplary role model. His priorities were to serve the people, to create a fair and just legal system where non existed prior, and to at all times recognize the value of each human life, even at the risk of losing your own.

K.E. Cantwell, Native Nevadan
Private citizen
July 12, 2014


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