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Marshal Casper Zweifel | Central Pueblo Marshal's Office, Colorado Central Pueblo Marshal's Office, Colorado

Marshal

Casper Zweifel

Central Pueblo Marshal's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Friday, July 25, 1884

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: 1 week

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Never apprehended

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Marshal Casper Zweifel was stabbed to death while escorting a prisoner to the town jail.

The man had been arrested for passing counterfeit silver dollars in a local saloon. As they walked to jail the man pulled out a knife with a 4-inch blade and stabbed Marshal Zweifel twice in the groin, severing his femoral artery. He bled to death within several minutes.

The subject fled the scene and was never apprehended.

Marshal Zweifel was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife.

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Marshal Zweifel, you were working alone in a rowdy town, just doing your duty, right until the end. But here it is 133 years later and your name and dedication are still remembered. Keep watching over all of us.

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

 

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