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Chief of Police Richard W. Ware | Evans Police Department, Colorado Evans Police Department, Colorado

Chief of Police

Richard W. Ware

Evans Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, September 21, 1953

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Ware was shot and killed at his home by a man who was upset about receiving a ticket for driving without registration. When Chief Ware opened his door the man produced a gun and shot him in the head and back.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Ware was able to grab his gun and fatally shot the suspect.

Chief Ware had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.

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Sir, we honor you, your sacrifice, your service and your selflessness. also we admire your bravery that even after being mortally wounded you had the presence of mind and warrior mentality to defeat and put down the threat.
Rest peacefully sir, we have the watch from here.

City of Evans Police

Juan Rodriguez
City of Evans Police, Colorado
September 7, 2017


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