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Policeman Alexander Brighton | Trinidad Police Department, Colorado Trinidad Police Department, Colorado

Policeman

Alexander Brighton

Trinidad Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, January 22, 1909

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/20/1909

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Policeman Alex Brighton succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained two days earlier while attempting to arrest a man involved in a family quarrel in the city's red light district.

The man produced a handgun during the arrest and shot his wife and then Policeman Brighton. The suspect then committed suicide.

Policeman Brighton had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and four children. His youngest daughter was born only two hours before he passed away.

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It is heartwarming to see the words written by so many, especially the interest by Police Officer Jeff Huss, HBPD. We thank you.

Alex is my Great-Great Uncle and was married to Kitty Collins Brighton. After Alex's death, Kitty became a Jail Matron and later served as a Colorado State Legislator.

Your family remembers.....

Jayne Collins Walker
Los Angeles Co Deputy Sheriff - Ret.
September 22, 2016

 

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