Sheriff Virgil Mason

Sheriff Virgil Mason

San Juan County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, December 2, 1978

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 knew Virgil and the family back in the 60's. He was a good man and fair. He is missed.

Taylor, Foreman
NR Bar Ranch Montana

August 4, 2015

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