Captain Vincent Swiskoski

Captain Vincent Swiskoski

Walsenburg Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, December 22, 1967

Vincent Swiskoski

Captain Vincent Swiskoski was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance with other officers.

As the officers approached the scene the suspect came out of the house and ordered them to stop. The officers asked him to put down the gun and talk but instead he pointed the rifle at Captain Swiskoski and opened fire.

Another officer on the scene returned fire and struck the suspect. The suspect died six days later.

Captain Swiskoski was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed


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Rest In Peace Hero. You are honored and remembered today the 50th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

December 22, 2017

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