Patrolman Merle E. Nading

Patrolman Merle E. Nading

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, October 3, 1971

Merle E. Nading

Patrolman Nading was shot and killed while attempting to quell a disturbance on East Colfax Avenue. An off duty officer came to assist Patrolman Nading and took control of a prisoner. As Patrolman Nading walked around his cruiser to notify dispatch about a growing crowd he was attacked by two men. He was able to get one of the men into a headlock the second man grabbed his gun and shot him in the back. A suspect was arrested but acquitted of murder.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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After 43 years you are always in our hearts & thought of every day. So many things have occurred in the lives of your sons, grandchildren you will never know & in my life, the woman who I hope has carried on in a manner that would make you proud. Your memory is alive & well & always will be...your family will always see to it. Even the grandchildren know well their Grandpa Merle. We love you!!

Patricia Nading-Amman
Widow of Officer Merle Nading

January 24, 2015

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