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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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 59th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
September 21, 2012

 

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