Sheriff John M. McKee

Sheriff John M. McKee

Pueblo County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, April 19, 1918

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John M. McKee

Sheriff John McKee succumbed to complications of a head injury sustained on July 18th, 1917, while attempting to arrest a mentally deranged subject.

The man kicked Sheriff McKee in the head, causing a blood vessel to rupture and causing him to lose sight in his right eye. His health continued to deteriorate following the assault and he suffered a fatal stroke on April 19th, 1918.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 18, 1917
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Not available

arrest, EDP

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