Undersheriff Clarence Bunch Fugate

Undersheriff Clarence Bunch Fugate

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Saturday, October 12, 1940

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Clarence Bunch Fugate

Undersheriff Fugate was shot and killed while negotiating with a hostage taker at a local bar. Undersheriff had entered the establishment to try to talk the man into surrendering. The suspect told him his gun was in the kitchen. Undersheriff Fugate could not locate it and returned to the man to ask where it was again. The man pulled a gun from behind the bar and shot him. The suspect was sentenced to life at hard labor and later died in prison.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died in prison

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

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

October 12, 2020

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