Court Services Officer Curtis Matthew Worland

Court Services Officer Curtis Matthew Worland

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska

End of Watch Tuesday, December 13, 2022

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Curtis Matthew Worland

Court Services Officer Curtis Worland died from injuries he received when a musk ox attacked him near Nome.

Officer Worland was using his snowmobile to scare the musk oxen away from his dog mushing team while on a paid work break. A musk ox charged him, and the horn punctured his leg, striking his femoral artery. Officer Worland drove away from the musk ox but was found unresponsive near his snowmobile at 1:30 pm.

Officer Worland had served with the Alaska State Troopers for 13 years. He is survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 85

Incident Details

  • Cause Animal related

wildlife management

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The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.

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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

February 12, 2023

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