Patrolman Thomas Jefferson Evans

Patrolman Thomas Jefferson Evans

Pueblo Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, September 13, 1919

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Thomas Jefferson Evans

Patrolman Evans was shot and killed when he was ambushed while on duty. As he walked down a dark street a man stepped out of the shadows and shot him in the head and shoulder, killing him instantly. Two suspects were apprehended but before they were tried they were lynched by a mob of townspeople in retaliation for Patrolman Evans' murder.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 16

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Lynched by townspeople


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Rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 13, 2020

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