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Chief of Police Jack Rose | Walsenburg Police Department, Colorado Walsenburg Police Department, Colorado

Chief of Police

Jack Rose

Walsenburg Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 15, 1924

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Committed suicide

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Chief of Police Jack Rose and Deputy Prohibition Officer Henry Robart, of the Colorado Department of Law Enforcement, were shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home on West Seventh Street in Walsenburg.

They were inside of the home examining a 100-gallon still when a man suddenly appeared and shot both of them in the head without warning. The subject then fled the area. He later committed suicide when a posse located him and attempted to take him into custody.

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Deputy Prohibition Officer Henry E. Robart
Colorado Department of Law Enforcement, Colorado
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 15, 1924
Cause: Gunfire

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Chief Rose, you were working with another agency and doing your duty right until the end. No one could ask more and no officer can give more. Thank you for your legacy of service and dedication.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)
April 18, 2017

 

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