Patrolman Forrest E. Sawyer

Patrolman Forrest E. Sawyer

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, March 8, 1937

Forrest E. Sawyer

Patrolman Sawyer was shot and killed by a man who had called the police station and requested to be arrested because he was a madman. The suspect's real intention was to ambush the officers when they arrived. When Patrolman Sawyer and his partner approached the house the suspect swung the door open and opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Sawyer. The man then committed suicide.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed suicide

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I too heard of Patrolman Sawyer's sacrifice by listening to an old Dragnet radio program. I then came here to express my sorrow, and to ask God to bless the soul of Patrolman Sawyer.


October 15, 2016

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