Marshal Casper Zweifel

Marshal Casper Zweifel

Central Pueblo Marshal's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, July 25, 1884

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Casper Zweifel

Marshal Casper Zweifel was stabbed to death while escorting a prisoner to the town jail.

The man had been arrested for passing counterfeit silver dollars in a local saloon. As they walked to jail the man pulled out a knife with a 4-inch blade and stabbed Marshal Zweifel twice in the groin, severing his femoral artery. He bled to death within several minutes.

The subject fled the scene and was never apprehended.

Marshal Zweifel was a U.S. Army veteran. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Never apprehended

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Marshal Zweifel, you were working alone in a rowdy town, just doing your duty, right until the end. But here it is 133 years later and your name and dedication are still remembered. Keep watching over all of us.

Tina Lewis Rowe
Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)
U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

April 18, 2017

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