Chief of Police Morris Dolan

Chief of Police Morris Dolan

Cripple Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 1940

Morris Dolan

Chief of Police Morris Dolan was killed after rushing into a burning rooming house in an attempt to rescue occupants.

It was later determined that the blaze was intentionally set by a Cripple Creek firefighter.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Weapon Arson
  • Offender Not available

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76 years ago today a man selflessly entered a burning building to try and save the lives of others and gave the ultimate sacrifice as a result.

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Sergeant C.W. DeNovellis
Denver Sheriff Department

August 23, 2016

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