Town Marshal Clem Eller

Town Marshal Clem Eller

Oak Creek Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, November 6, 1927

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Clem Eller

Town Marshal Clem Eller was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for selling illegal liquor at a dance hall. As Marshal Eller approached the man, the subject drew a handgun and fatally shot him.

Marshal Eller succumbed to his wound the following day.

The suspect was convicted of Marshal Eller's murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Marshal Eller had served with the Oak Creek Police Department for only six months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 5, 1927
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

alcohol violation, arrest attempt

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Rest in peace Eller. I personally live in the South Routt Area. You mean alot to me. I wish you knew that there is now a play about you.

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May 4, 2022

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