Sheriff Josiah Hazen

Sheriff Josiah Hazen

Converse County Sheriff's Office, Wyoming

End of Watch Sunday, June 4, 1899

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Josiah Hazen

Sheriff Josiah Hazen was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gang of train robbers, including the famous outlaw Kid Curry.

Another member of the Wild Bunch gang killed six officers in 1902.

Sheriff Hazen had served with the agency for two years. He was survived by his wife and two sons and is buried in Douglas Park Cemetery, Douglas, Converse County, Wyoming.

Kid Curry was suspected of be involved with the murders of five law enforcement officers: Sheriff Josiah Hazen of the Converse County Sheriff's Department, Wyoming; Deputy Samuel Jenkins and Sheriff Jesse Tyler of the Grand County Sheriff's Department, Utah; and Patrolman Robert Saylor and Patrolman William Dinwiddie of the Knoxville Police Department, Tennessee.

Kid Curry was arrested after the murders of Patrolman Saylor and Patrolman Dinwiddie. He was convicted of the murders but escaped from the local jail before being transferred to a federal prison.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped from prison

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Rest in peace Sheriff Hazen.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 22, 2020

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