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Police Officer Elwin M. Slater | Pueblo Police Department, Colorado Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

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Elwin M. Slater

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, October 8, 1903

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Age: 47

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

Incident Date: 10/7/1903

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Police Officer Elwin Slater accidentally shot and killed himself while attempting to assist Officer Silas Martz, who had just been shot by a suspect.

The two officers had responded to a disturbance involving a drunk man at a local store. As Officer Martz entered the store he was shot in the neck by the suspect with a .45 caliber pistol and killed instantly.

As Officer Slater entered the store to help Officer Martz he began to draw his weapon which discharged and struck him in the leg. Officer Slater succumbed to his wound the next day.

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Police Officer Silas Martz
Pueblo Police Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Wednesday, October 7, 1903
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 8, 2017


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