Police Officer Doug Byrne

Police Officer Doug Byrne

Aurora Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Monday, March 26, 2007

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Doug Byrne

Officer Doug Byrne was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a medical emergency call at approximately 8:00 pm.

A vehicle stopped directly in front of his patrol car at the intersection of East Sixth Avenue and Norfolk Street, causing him to take evasive action. Officer Byrne suffered massive injuries when he was ejected from the patrol car as it rolled over.

He was transported to Swedish Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries early the following morning.

Officer Byrne was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Gulf War. He had served with the Aurora Police Department for three years and had previously served with the Glendale Police Department for six years.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 04-13
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, March 25, 2007

emergency response

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I had the honor of working with Doug when he was at the Glendale Police Department. He had a great sense of humor and loved a practical joke. When he was a Detective, I remember him going to the Goodwill store and buying the tackiest 1970’s era sports coat. He then walked by the command staff wearing it while they were in a meeting just to get a reaction from them. I will never forget how their jaws dropped.

Doug was also one of the kindest people I have met. He helped me through some personal issues and even volunteered to help me move furniture to a third-story apartment. His accident happened days before I was to move to Texas. I am so grateful that I was able to attend his service and pay honor to his sacrifice.

Now in 2021, I still think of him and pray for his family. Rest in Peace Doug.

Justin S. Herter
Glendale Police Department

December 22, 2021

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