County Ranger James A. Mercer

County Ranger James A. Mercer

Pima County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, December 11, 1914

James A. Mercer

Ranger James Mercer succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained 9 days earlier when he was shot while trying to arrest a suspected cattle rustler near Pantano, Arizona. It is unknown if the suspect was ever arrested.

Ranger Mercer had been with the agency for just under 6 years and was survived by his wife, two brothers, and two sisters.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, December 2, 1914
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Ranger Mercer,
On today, the 101st anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Pima County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 11, 2015

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