Chief of Police Morris Dolan

Chief of Police Morris Dolan

Cripple Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, August 23, 1940

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Morris Dolan

Chief of Police Morris Dolan was killed after rushing into a burning rooming house in an attempt to rescue occupants.

It was later determined that the blaze was intentionally set by a Cripple Creek firefighter.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Fire
  • Weapon Arson
  • Offender Not available

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76 years ago today a man selflessly entered a burning building to try and save the lives of others and gave the ultimate sacrifice as a result.

Rest in peace my brother in blue.

Sergeant C.W. DeNovellis
Denver Sheriff Department

August 23, 2016

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