Detective Sergeant John Dunleavy

Detective Sergeant John Dunleavy

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, July 21, 1909

John Dunleavy

Sergeant Dunleavy was shot and killed by two men who had planned his murder because of his police work. He was walking his daughter home near the end of his shift when the two men approached them and started insulting his daughter. When he moved his daughter behind him to protect her the two men pulled out pistols and shot him three times. Sergeant Dunleavy was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds four days later. Both suspects were apprehended.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 17, 1909
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

July 21, 2012

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