Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Denver Sheriff's Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, September 6, 1987

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Daniel Ralph Stillwell

Deputy Sheriff Daniel Stillwell was shot and killed with his own weapon after being disarmed by a prisoner at Denver General Hospital.

He was assigned to hospital security at the time an inmate was brought in to be examined. While in the examination room the inmate began to scream. Deputy Stillwell entered the room and was disarmed by the man who shot him several times and took his handcuff keys. The subject fled the hospital but was captured by security guards.

Deputy Stillwell was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

escape attempt, prisoner custody

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To all that read this Reflection, years have pass and I was 28 years old at the time and I was the Security Officer who came eye to eye with Deputy Stillwill killer, that night at gun point.
31 years later and I can still remember that night as if it was yesterday, I turned 60 years old this year and to Deputy Stillwell family, I named my youngest son Daniel, who is now becoming a Atlanta Firefighter. I hope his Daughter is now happy and healthy and has lead a very full life.

If I could go back in time to that night, I would have done everything I could to save his life, but I am still proud to be apart of bringing the person to Justice. Daniel Ralph Stillwell Rest In Peace and never forgotten.

Arby h.
First Watch Security Company / Ex-Security Officer

September 6, 2019

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