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Lieutenant Hiram V. Short | Colorado State Patrol, Colorado Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

Lieutenant

Hiram V. Short

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 12, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Died in prison

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Lieutenant Hiram Short was shot and killed while responding to an assistance call from a state wildlife officer on Route 40, near Kremmling, Colorado.

When Lieutenant Short arrived on the scene the suspect pulled out a handgun and opened fire, killing Lieutenant Short and wounding two other officers who were on the scene.

The suspect later shot and killed Deputy John Clark, of the Eagle County Sheriff's Office, during a foot pursuit. The suspect was apprehended hiding in sage brush near railroad tracks, and was sentenced to death. The suspect's sentence was later commuted to life. He died in prison in 1999.

Lieutenant Short had served with the Colorado State Patrol for 15 years.

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Undersheriff John Fletcher Clark
Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 12, 1961
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Lieutenant Short. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 24, 2012

 

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