Deputy Sheriff Ora M. Nason

Deputy Sheriff Ora M. Nason

Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1873

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Ora M. Nason

Deputy Sheriff Ora Nason was accidentally shot and killed when his revolver discharged after he dropped it.

He was patrolling Las Animas when the accident occurred.

Deputy Nason was a Civil War veteran of Union Army and had been a POW in Libby Prison.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 18, 1873

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

September 20, 2020

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