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City Marshal Charles Emerson | Alamosa Police Department, Colorado Alamosa Police Department, Colorado

City Marshal

Charles Emerson

Alamosa Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Monday, January 21, 1895

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/19/1895

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of murder

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City Marshal Charles Emerson was shot and killed while arresting two men for stealing a load of oats from a ranch.

Marshal Emerson and the two suspects got onto a wagon to proceed to a barn for the investigation. The lead horses refused to move so the two suspects got off the wagon to try to lead the horses. At that moment one of the men took a gun from the second man. Seeing this, Marshal Emerson drew his weapon and exchanged shots with the man. Marshal Emerson was fatally wounded and succumbed to his wounds two days later. The shooter was convicted of Marshal Emerson's murder.

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