Sheriff Thomas Logan

Sheriff Thomas Logan
Nye County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Saturday, April 7, 1906

Biographical Information:
Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 8 years
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, April 7, 1906
Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type
Suspect Info: Acquitted



Sheriff Logan was shot and killed while coming to the aid of a saloon matron in Manhattan, Nevada. The matron was being harassed by a drunk gambler inside. As Sheriff Logan attempted to eject the man from the saloon the man suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him five times. Although mortally wounded, he was able to subdue the suspect until a deputy arrived at the scene. The suspect in his murder was later acquitted.

Sheriff Logan was serving his third term as Sheriff and had been with the agency for eight years. He was survived by his wife and eight children.