Sheriff Matthew Nolan

Sheriff Matthew Nolan

Nueces County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, December 22, 1864

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Matthew Nolan

Sheriff Nolan was shot and killed in an ambush attack.

Sheriff Nolan was on duty and talking to a local citizen when two armed suspects approached them. The men asked Sheriff Nolan what his name was. When Sheriff Nolan replied, the men opened fire, killing him instantly. As the citizen ran after the two suspects, he was shot and killed also.

Sheriff Nolan's brother, Deputy Thomas Nolan, had been killed in the line of duty four years earlier when Sheriff Matthew Nolan and Deputy Thomas Nolan attempted to arrest an intoxicated man.

Sheriff Nolan was a military veteran and had served with the Nueces County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

ambush

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Rest in peace knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 15, 2020

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