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Policeman William P. Stephens | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Policeman

William P. Stephens

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 25, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Policeman William Stephens was shot and killed while questioning a possible burglary suspect. He observed the man riding a horse with another horse in tow. As he was talking with the man the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Policeman Stephens. The suspect then left the area and sold one of the horses. The buyer discovered a bullet in the horse and contact police. The suspect was arrested and sent to jail where he died in 1930.

Policeman Stephens was survived by his wife and four children.

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Rest in Peace, Policeman Stephens. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 26, 2012

 

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