Night Marshal Harvey Calvin "Cal" Neese

Night Marshal Harvey Calvin "Cal" Neese

Cripple Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1920

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Harvey Calvin "Cal" Neese

Night Marshal Cal Neese was shot and killed after arresting a man who was creating a disturbance in the downtown area. The suspect had struck a man over the head with a revolver.

Marshal Neese encountered the man on Bennett Avenue and placed him under arrest. The suspect then pulled out a .45 caliber revolver and shot him in the chest. Despite being fatally wounded, Marshal Neese was able to disarm the suspect and arrest him. He succumbed to his wound the following day.

The 33-year-old suspect was convicted of Marshal Neese's murder and sentenced to life.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, July 2, 1920
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Marshal Neese,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Cripple Creek. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 3, 2020

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