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Patrolman Paul Lewis Major | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Patrolman

Paul Lewis Major

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 20, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: Not available

Badge # 50-51

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Patrolman Paul Major was shot and killed during a foot pursuit. He and his partner had stopped a car which turned out to be stolen. Several of the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and Patrolman Major chased one of them. As he entered an alley on South Broadway he was shot in the chest and head. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Major was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.

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