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Patrolman Forrest E. Sawyer | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado


Forrest E. Sawyer

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, March 8, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Committed suicide

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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.

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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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