Chief of Police Richard W. Ware

Chief of Police Richard W. Ware

Evans Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, September 21, 1953

Richard W. Ware

Chief Ware was shot and killed at his home by a man who was upset about receiving a ticket for driving without registration. When Chief Ware opened his door the man produced a gun and shot him in the head and back.

Despite being mortally wounded, Chief Ware was able to grab his gun and fatally shot the suspect.

Chief Ware had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Sir, we honor you, your sacrifice, your service and your selflessness. also we admire your bravery that even after being mortally wounded you had the presence of mind and warrior mentality to defeat and put down the threat.
Rest peacefully sir, we have the watch from here.

City of Evans Police

Juan Rodriguez
City of Evans Police, Colorado

September 7, 2017

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