Policeman John Spellman

Policeman John Spellman

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, June 18, 1906

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John Spellman

Policeman Spellman was shot and killed while attempting to arrest three drunken men creating a disturbance on 19th Street. After giving them a warning he attempted to arrest them. One of the suspects shot him twice, fatally wounding him.

The suspect was arrested the next day and charged with Policeman Spellman's murder. He was sentenced to 10 to 15 years in prison.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 to 15 years

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Please know that the passage of time will never erase your memory, service and the sacrifice you made. Rest in peace always sir.

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

June 18, 2020

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