Sheriff Thomas Logan

Sheriff Thomas Logan

Nye County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch Saturday, April 7, 1906

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Thomas Logan

Sheriff Thomas Logan was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a saloon matron in Manhattan, Nevada. The matron was being harassed by a drunk gambler inside. As Sheriff Logan attempted to eject the man from the saloon the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him five times. Although mortally wounded, he was able to subdue the suspect until a deputy arrived at the scene. The suspect in his murder was later acquitted.

Sheriff Logan was serving his third term as Sheriff and had served with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Around this time last year, prior to a trip to Nevada from Oregon my father told me about you. This lead to hours and hours of research and reading about your life and the legacy you left. Your bravery and dedication to justice and the safety of your people will never be forgotten. I promise to share your story with my children and let your memory live on. I am deeply honored to have you as an ancestor. Thank you for all that you have done.

With Love.

Athena Logan
Great Great Granddaugter

August 19, 2021

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