Town Marshal Harry Rivers

Town Marshal Harry Rivers

Tin Cup Marshal's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, March 7, 1882

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Harry Rivers

Town Marshal Harry Rivers was shot and killed by a man he had arrested the previous day for disorderly conduct.

The man, who owned a saloon on Washington Street, had been drinking and gambling before being arrested. He was released from custody and the case was held over until the next day. Later in the evening, as Marshal Rivers made his rounds, the man exited his business holding a revolver to confront the marshal. The man fatally shot Marshal Rivers in front of the saloon.

He was charged with Marshal Rivers' murder but the charges were dismissed after his attorney argued that he fired in self-defense.

Marshal Rivers had served as the marshal of Tin Cup for only seven months.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Charges dismissed


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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 136th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 26, 2018

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