Patrolman Lee S. Whitman

Patrolman Lee S. Whitman

Greeley Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, July 24, 1935

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Lee S. Whitman

Patrolman Lee Whitman was shot and killed by a prisoner who had been dropped off at the jail by another patrolman. Patrolman Whitman was working at the complaint desk and prisoner booking area at the time. The suspect pulled out a .38 caliber handgun from his boot, shot him, and then ran from the jail.

The suspect, a recently paroled Colorado convict, shot and killed himself as a posse closed in on him hours later.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Thank you for your service and today we take the time to remind you and your family that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

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

July 24, 2020

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