Deputy Sheriff Norman Tony Silva, II

Deputy Sheriff Norman Tony Silva, II

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 3, 1993

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Norman Tony Silva, II

Deputy Sheriff Norman Silva was accidentally shot and killed when his partner's weapon discharged after transporting a prisoner to the Denver City Jail.

The weapon had been unloaded for safety reasons. Deputy Silva had opened the cylinder and handed the weapon back to his partner, who snapped the cylinder shut.

Unbeknownst to both officers, one round had remained in the cylinder and when the officer shut the cylinder he inadvertently pulled the trigger, causing the weapon to discharge.

Deputy Silva had served with the Denver Sheriff's Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

prisoner custody

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Deputy Sheriff Silva,
On today, the 30th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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February 3, 2023

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