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Night Marshal Harvey Calvin Cripple Creek Police Department, Colorado

Night Marshal

Harvey Calvin "Cal" Neese

Cripple Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, July 3, 1920

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/2/1920

Weapon: Handgun; .45 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Night Marshal Cal Neese was shot and killed after arresting a man who was creating a disturbance in the downtown area. The suspect had struck a man over the head with a revolver.

Marshal Neese encountered the man on Bennett Avenue and placed him under arrest. The suspect then pulled out a .45 caliber revolver and shot him in the chest. Despite being fatally wounded, Marshal Neese was able to disarm the suspect and arrest him. He succumbed to his wound the following day.

The 33-year-old suspect was convicted of Marshal Neese's murder and sentenced to life.

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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
July 4, 2015


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