Deputy Sheriff Ora M. Nason

Deputy Sheriff Ora M. Nason

Bent County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 20, 1873

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 (Accidental)
  • Incident Date Thursday, September 18, 1873

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Deputy Sheriff Nason,
On today, the 152nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the Union Army during the Civil War.


United States Border Patrol

September 20, 2015

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