Detective Fred Renovato

Detective Fred Renovato

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, October 13, 1938

Fred Renovato

Detective Fred Renovato was shot and killed on 22nd Street, between Larimer Street and Lawrence Street, while attempting to stop a crazed man from harming his girlfriend.

He had responded to calls of the man pulling a woman from an apartment by her hair. As he approached the man he was shot four times. He was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

The suspect was apprehended and convicted of his murder. He was executed in 1939.

Detective Renovato was survived by his wife and two sons.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1939


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Detective Fred Renovato was my Grandfather,My Father was only 12 when he was murdered. He was off duty when he came upon Joe Coats whom was dragging a woman by the hair and beating her, he advised him to stopped when Joe Coats pulled out his gun shooting my grandfather several times. He died protecting the citizens of Denver,He will always be remembered as a true hero to me and I am honored that his name on the police Memorial Wall along with the other heroes who sacrifice their life protecting the Citizens of the United States, RIP and remembered and loved always. Don Renovato..

Donald Renovato Grandson

July 8, 2018

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