Guard Nolan Buckhanan

Guard Nolan Buckhanan

Texas Department of Criminal Justice - Correctional Institutions Division, Texas

End of Watch Wednesday, June 14, 1972

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Nolan Buckhanan

Nolan Buckhanan was on picket duty when the shotgun he was cleaning accidentally discharged and killed him at 3:00 pm.

Buckhanan was a United States World War II Army veteran and had served as a guard at the Eastham Prison Farm in Weldon, Houston County, by the Texas Department of Corrections (present-day Texas Department of Criminal Justice). He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, mother, stepfather, three half-brothers, and five grandchildren.

He was buried in the Pilgrim Cemetery in Elkhart, Anderson County.

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Nolan,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

June 14, 2022

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