Deputy Sheriff Albert Munguia

Deputy Sheriff Albert Munguia

Graham County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Tuesday, September 24, 1912

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Albert Munguia

Deputy Sheriff Albert Munguia and Deputy Sheriff Jack Campbell were shot and killed in an ambush.

The leader of a gang of horse thieves had a strong dislike for Deputy Munguia because he had killed his cousin in Globe two years earlier.

The subject laid a trap for Deputy Munguia and tipped him off to his whereabouts. Deputy Campbell, Deputy Munguia, and another deputy set out to arrest them. About one mile from the hideout at Eagle Lake, the deputies were ambushed. Deputy Campbell and Deputy Munguia were killed instantly, while the other deputy was wounded. A posse of fifty men was sent after the gang, but it is not known if the gang was ever captured.

Deputy Munguia was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Albert Munguia was my great grandfather, father to my grandmother Blanche. Her son, father Frank Sainz was was very proud of his grandfather Albert.

William Sainz (civilian)
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September 26, 2023

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