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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Rest in peace Court Services Officer Curtis Worland, and thank you for your service.

CBP Officer(retired), Luis R Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

January 15, 2023

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