Special Policeman Gustave Gisin

Special Policeman Gustave Gisin

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, January 24, 1893

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Gustave Gisin

Special Policeman Gustave Gisin was shot and killed as he attempted to negotiate with a drunk subject who was threatening to shoot workers at a smelter factory.

The suspect was arrested and hanged on May 11, 1895.

Policeman Gisin had served with the Denver Police Department for eight years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1895

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Rest in peace Special Policeman Gisin. Thank you for your bravery. One-hundred and twenty-two years later and still always remembered.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 24, 2015

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