Deputy Sheriff James Melvin Morgan

Deputy Sheriff James Melvin Morgan

Pinal County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1973

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James Melvin Morgan

Deputy James Morgan was killed in an airplane accident while attempting to land on Peralta Road. His plane hit a power line and crashed upon approach.

He had been involved in a search and rescue mission for a man lost in the Superstition Mountains who had been looking for gold.

Deputy Morgan had served with the Pinal County Sheriff's Office for two years and previously served with the Eloy Police Department and Arizona State Prison. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aircraft accident

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Deputy Sheriff Morgan,
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 Pinal County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2023

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