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Policeman Luther McMahill | Denver Police Department, Colorado Denver Police Department, Colorado

Policeman

Luther McMahill

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Saturday, September 14, 1918

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Two shot and killed

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Policeman Luther McMahill was shot and killed when he encountered a group of robbers. He had just finished his shift and riding his bicycle home when he observed the men. As he shined his flashlight at them the suspects opened fire striking Policeman McMahill in the chest. It is thought that the killers may have been the same suspects who shot and killed Colorado Springs, Colorado, Chief of Detectives John Rowan the previous day.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed in Los Angeles County, California, following a shootout in which Deputy George Van Vliet, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, was shot and killed.

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Chief of Detectives John W. Rowan
Colorado Springs Police Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Friday, September 13, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

Deputy Sheriff George W. Van Vliet
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, November 19, 1918
Cause: Gunfire

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