Undersheriff Marion E. Sanders

Undersheriff Marion E. Sanders

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1923

Marion E. Sanders

Undersheriff Marion Sanders was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver fell from its holster and discharged.

He and a sheriff's deputy were waiting to intercept a shipment of illegal liquor, that was en route from Teller County, when their car's battery began malfunctioning. They took the car to a service station in Manitou Springs to have the battery checked.

As Undersheriff Sanders attempted to crank the car's engine his revolver fell to the ground. The discharged round struck him in the stomach, causing a fatal wound.

Undersheriff Sanders was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

accidental discharge

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

February 5, 2018

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.