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Marshal Charles P. Eyser | Fort Morgan Police Department, Colorado Fort Morgan Police Department, Colorado

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Charles P. Eyser

Fort Morgan Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, September 30, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 4 years

Badge # 1

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Marshal Eyser was shot and killed during a bootlegging investigation. He had gone to a local boarding house and told two suspects that he was going to search their room. One of the men pulled out a handgun and shot Marshal Eyser

Despite being mortally wounded, Marshal Eyser was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. A stray bullet fired by the suspect also killed an innocent bystander. The suspect was sentenced to life in prison but escaped the following year.

Marshal Eyser had served as the town marshal for 4 years.

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Thinking about you today. Thank you for serving in our law enforcement. Rest in Peace.

John Haseltine - Civilian
September 30, 2016

 

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