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Deputy Sheriff William James Truesdale | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

William James Truesdale

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 18, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Truesdale was shot and killed while moonlighting at Citywide Bank of Lakewood at on south Wadsworth Boulevard. Two armed suspects entered the bank and were immediately confronted by Deputy Truesdale. Both suspects had previously been incarcerated in the Jefferson County Jail where Deputy Truesdale served as a detentions deputy. One of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding him. Both suspects were later arrested and sentenced to life.

Deputy Truesdale was survived by his wife and three children. He was killed on his anniversary, two months before he planned to retire.

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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
Texas
June 18, 2015

 

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