|Death: ||Sep. 20, 1871|
Sheriff James T. Dana
Yuma County Sheriff's Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 20, 1871
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: 3 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Assault
Date of Incident: Monday, September 18, 1871
Weapon Used: Edged weapon; Bow and arrow
Suspect Info: Escaped from prison
Sheriff Dana was shot with a glass-tipped arrow while riding with a posse in search of a man who murdered a woman in Arizona City. The posse had gone into a river bottom to arrest the man and became engaged in a battle with local Indians. Sheriff Dana died two days after being struck by the arrow. His killer, Que-Cha-Co, was captured and tried. He was convicted and sentenced to hang but he escaped from the Yuma County jail before the sentence could be carried out. A year later, he was recaptured and sentenced to 25 years in prison. However, he escaped again and was never recaptured.
Sheriff Dana had been with the agency for three years.
Created by: Marilyn
Record added: Dec 24, 2009
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