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Deputy Sheriff Oscar William Meyer | Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

Deputy Sheriff

Oscar William Meyer

Eagle County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 2, 1937

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Oscar Meyer was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect wanted for robbery in Chicago, Illinois.

The suspect was seen to be staying Red Cliff, Colorado, and Deputy Meyer was notified. He observed the suspect leaving and began to follow him. When Deputy Meyer was finally able to force the vehicle to stop, the suspect exited and shot him in the chest twice.

The man then stole Deputy Meyer's car and fled. He was arrested and sentenced to life in prison. In 1969 he escaped from a prison honor camp. He was shot and killed during a shootout with Detective Michael Dowd, of the Denver Police Department on November 28th, 1969. Detective Dowd suffered a serious gunshot wound that ultimately resulted in his death on December 6th, 1997.

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Detective Michael E. Dowd
Denver Police Department, Colorado
End of Watch: Saturday, December 6, 1997
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Meyer. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 26, 2012

 

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