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Policeman John Spellman | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado


John Spellman

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, June 18, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 10 to 15 years

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Policeman Spellman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three drunken men creating a disturbance on 19th Street. After giving them a warning he attempted to arrest them. One of the suspects shot him twice, fatally wounding him.

The suspect was arrested the next day and charged with Policeman Spellman's murder. He was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.

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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
June 18, 2015


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