Deputy Sheriff Carlos Manuel Magana

Deputy Sheriff Carlos Manuel Magana

Tulare County Sheriff's Office, California

End of Watch Wednesday, December 9, 1970

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Carlos Manuel Magana

Deputy Magana was killed when his patrol car was struck by a train in heavy fog at an unprotected crossing on State Route 201 near Cutler, California. At the time of the accident he was responding to a possible burglar alarm at the Stone Corral Irrigation Water District office.

Deputy Magana had served with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office for 2 years. He had previously served as assistant chief of the Fowler Police Department for 8 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and two sons.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Deputy Sheriff Magana,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tulare County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 9, 2020

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