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Detective Donald Lee DeBruno | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado


Donald Lee DeBruno

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 10, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective DeBruno was shot and killed while he and his partner attempted to serve warrants on a man wanted for murder in Canada. Detective DeBruno was shot in the chest during the arrest.

Detective DeBruno's partner and the suspect were also shot and wounded in the shootout.

The suspect was sentenced to life in prison, but becomes eligible for parole in 2006. His parole was denied. He has another hearing in December, 2007.

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I think of you often, Don. I will never forget that night.
I have lost touch with your wonderful wife, Fran, but I hold you all in my heart and prayers every day. My step son (Aurora PD) and son-in-law (Denver PD) are police officers, and I've spoken of you many times to them. RIP, my friend.

Cindy Dreiling Lantz
Just a friend
August 31, 2015


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