Police Officer Elwin M. Slater

Police Officer Elwin M. Slater

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, October 8, 1903

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Elwin M. Slater

Police Officer Elwin Slater accidentally shot and killed himself while attempting to assist Police Officer Silas Marts, who had just been shot by a suspect.

The two officers had responded to a disturbance involving a drunk man at a local store. As Officer Marts entered the store he was shot in the neck by the suspect with a .45 caliber pistol and killed instantly.

As Officer Slater entered the store to help Officer Marts he began to draw his weapon which discharged and struck him in the leg. Officer Slater succumbed to his wound the next day.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Wednesday, October 7, 1903


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Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 7, 2020

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