Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Sagotal

San Carlos Apache Tribal Police Department, Tribal Police

End of Watch Wednesday, April 19, 1882

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Reflections for Sergeant Sagotal

Sgt. Sagotal: Thanks for your service to the San Carlos tribal police. The circumstances of your death exudes heroism of epic historical significance. First you and Chief Sterling rode out to meet over 100 Indians, conceivably to stop them from raiding San Carlos. This took courage and bravery. You were then wounded after confronting the marauding Apaches--during the same shootout the Chief was killed, but you still went back to town, organized a posse, despite your wounds, and rode out to confront Geronimo's band again! If ever, fellow peace officers should take pause to acknowledge true heroes, it is now. Thanks for honoring our profession and thank you for your sacrifice and your attempts to protect those who lived in the San Carlos region--truly a miraculous feat of bravery.

James Lopey, Assistant Sheriff (Ret)
Washoe County Sheriff's Office (Reno, Nevada)
Nevada DPS

April 19, 2021

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 17, 2019

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