Patrolman Clarence W. Alston

Patrolman Clarence W. Alston

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, March 24, 1929

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Clarence W. Alston

Patrolman Alston was shot and killed while investigating suspicious activity at Colfax and Broadway. He observed two men pulling a third man out of a car. He ran up to the vehicle, stuck his head in the window, and demanded to know what was going on. One of the men in the vehicle opened fire, striking Patrolman Alston in the head. One of the suspects was apprehended and the second committed suicide.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One committed suicide

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Patrolman Alston,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 24, 2019

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