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Deputy Sheriff Thomas J. Fahey | Lake County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Lake County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Thomas J. Fahey

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 23, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/21/1897

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Three suspects arrested

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Deputy Fahey succumbed to a gunshot wound received two days earlier while attempting to arrest two brothers for larceny. During the arrest Deputy Fahey's gun was knocked from his hand. The wife of a third brother picked it up and handed it to the man, who shot Deputy Fahey.

Both brothers were charged with murder. Several weeks later they were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and released. A few days later they were jailed on charges of burglary but released due to a lack of evidence. On May 6, 1899, they were again charged with murder after they shot and killed their father during a dispute.

Deputy Fahey was survived by his wife and ten children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
June 23, 2015


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