Deputy City Marshal James C. Richey

Deputy City Marshal James C. Richey

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, February 4, 1862

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James C. Richey

Deputy City Marshal James Richey was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for disturbing the peace in Denver, Colorado.

Deputy Marshal Richey was walking along Front Street with a female acquaintance when two men started harassing them and using inappropriate language. Deputy Marshal Richey warned him he would have him arrested and called over to a nearby policeman for assistance. A scuffle ensued as Deputy Marshal Richey attempted to arrest the man. The subject shot Deputy Marshal Richey during the scuffle before fleeing the area.

The man was arrested by a posse at his home near Beaver Creek, 12 miles from Denver.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, February 3, 1862
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested


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Deputy City Marshal Richey,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2022

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