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Deputy Sheriff Fidel Aguirre | Huerfano County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Huerfano County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Fidel Aguirre

Huerfano County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Sunday, May 15, 1938

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 5/14/1938

Weapon: Blunt object

Offender: Sentenced to life imprisonment

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Deputy Aguirre died after being assaulted by two brothers.

Deputy Aguirre was working at a dance at the fairgrounds hall in Gardner. He was lured outside by the brothers who he had arrested before for rustling. They attacked him with fists, a fence post, and other items. He was later found and taken to a doctor who either would not or could not treat him. He was then loaded into a vehicle and transported to Lamme Hospital in Walsenburg, about 30 miles away. They arrived at about 1am and Deputy Aguirre died at about 3pm.

The brothers were taken into custody at their house and later found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment. One died in prison on October 9, 1951, and the other was paroled on August 11, 1954.

Deputy Aguirre was survived by his wife, four sons, and four daughters.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 15, 2015


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