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Town Marshal Clem Eller | Oak Creek Police Department, Colorado Oak Creek Police Department, Colorado

Town Marshal

Clem Eller

Oak Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Sunday, November 6, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/5/1927

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Town Marshal Clem Eller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for selling illegal liquor at a dance hall. As Marshal Eller approached the man, the subject drew a handgun and fatally shot him.

Marshal Eller succumbed to his wound the following day.

The suspect was convicted of Marshal Eller's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Eller had served with the Oak Creek Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife.

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It is great to see Marshall Eller finally listed. A while back I discovered he is my great great uncle. I am honored to carry on his memory and family legacy in my career. His is gone, but finally not forgotten.

Sgt. Tim Carpenter
Kirkland Police Department
June 30, 2015


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