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Special Policeman Gustave Gisin | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Special Policeman

Gustave Gisin

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 24, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 8 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1895

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Special Policeman Gustave Gisin was shot and killed as he attempted to negotiate with a drunk subject who was threatening to shoot workers at a smelter factory.

The suspect was arrested and hanged on May 11, 1895.

Policeman Gisin had served with the Denver Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Rest in peace Special Policeman Gisin. Thank you for your bravery. One-hundred and twenty-two years later and still always remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
January 24, 2015


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