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 Arby H, thank you for your incredibly amazing reflection, for your service and for you contribution to bringing a dangerous and violent offender responsible for an officers murder to justice by apprehending him that night. God Bless you, your family and especially your son as he embarks on a very admirable and noble career serving and protecting.

Deputy Stillwell, thank you for your service sir and on this 33rd anniversary of your heroic and untimely departure I’d like to say rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

September 6, 2020

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