Undersheriff Marion E. Sanders

Undersheriff Marion E. Sanders

El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, December 20, 1923

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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.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

accidental discharge

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Thank you for your service. RIP sir, you will never be forgotten.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

August 8, 2022

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