Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 1987

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Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Deputy Stillwell was shot and killed with his own weapon after being disarmed by a prisoner. Deputy Stillwell was assigned to hospital security at the time an inmate was brought in to be examined. While in the examination room the inmate began to scream. Deputy Stillwell entered the room and was disarmed by the suspect. The man then shot him several times and took his handcuff keys. The suspect fled the hospital but was captured by security guards.
Deputy Stillwell was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Two DGH medics- LC JR and an ER MD MB responded the floor where the officer was shot. With no LEO cover, to rescue the officer. They rendered care on site and in the elevator where he was nasaly intubated and chest ventilated while trapped in the elevator by security precautions.

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March 15, 2016

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