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Jailer Edward Innes | Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Jailer

Edward Innes

Mesa County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Thursday, September 27, 1906

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Incident Date: 9/26/1906

Weapon: Blunt object; Lumber

Offender: Executed in 1907

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Jailer Edward Innes died from a wound he sustained the previous night when he was struck in the back of the head with a 2x4.

The incident occurred during an escape attempt from the Mesa County Jail. The suspect made good with the escape, but was captured four days later. He was convicted of murdering Jailer Innes and sentenced to death. He was hung in Canon City on January 12th, 1907.

Jailer Innes was survived by his parents.

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