Sheriff Cornelius Sage

Sheriff Cornelius Sage

Yuma County Sheriff's Department, Arizona

End of Watch Wednesday, May 3, 1865

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Cornelius Sage

Sheriff Sage was shot and killed when he and two associates were ambushed by Yavapai Apache tribe members. The three were en route to Prescott, Arizona, on official business when the ambush took place.

Sheriff Sage was previously the Constable of Castle Dome from September 30, 1864 until he became the Yuma County Sheriff on January 1st, 1865.

Sheriff Sage was survived by his parents, three brothers, and a sister. He was preceded in death by one sister.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Remembering those that served. God Bless you Sheriff Sage. Please continue to watch over your family and friends and the rest of your brothers & sisters in blue.

Sgt. K. Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

May 3, 2016

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