Sheriff Virgil Mason

Sheriff Virgil Mason

San Juan County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1978

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Virgil Mason

Sheriff Mason suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to rescue several miners who had been trapped in a mine during a severe snowstorm.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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I visited your final resting place today. What a beautiful spot. Thank you for your service, Sheriff Mason.

Sgt. R.B. Myers (Ret.)

October 11, 2022

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