Guard Thomas Tobin

Guard Thomas Tobin

Colorado Department of Corrections, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, July 4, 1899

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Thomas Tobin

Guard Thomas Tobin succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained eight days earlier while searching for an escaped convict near Bridge Seven, several miles south of Florence.

The shot was fired by a member of the sheriff's posse who mistook Guard Tobin for the escapee.

Unbeknownst to the posse, the escapee had already been captured and returned to the penitentiary.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)
  • Incident Date Monday, June 26, 1899

mistaken identity

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Thank you for your service Officer Tobin. We haven't forgotten about you. Forever in our hearts and mind.

Retired Captain Pamela Yeo
Retired Colorado Dept of Corrections.

September 10, 2021

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