Assistant Marshal Victor Helburg

Assistant Marshal Victor Helburg

Louisville Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, October 28, 1915

Victor Helburg

Assistant Marshal Victor Helburg was shot and killed by a fruit peddler during a licensing dispute.

Marshal Helburg, who also served as Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace, had requested that the man purchase a license to sell goods on the street. The man became upset, pulled out a rifle, and fired two shots. The first shot missed Marshal Helburg but the second struck him in the head, killing him instantly.

The subject fled the scene and was never apprehended.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Never apprehended

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I'm a volunteer with the Boulder Police Department, in Boulder CO. I also write a history column for the Boulder Camera. I'm working on a story on Boulder County officers killed in the line of duty. Since this is Victor Helburg's 100th-year anniversary, I'd like to feature him and would like to correspond with BJ Collins-Boone and any other family members. I'm looking for more info on Helburg, as well as a photo. If you're willing to correspond with me, please email me at [email protected] Thank you, Silvia Pettem

Silvia Pettem, volunteer (Detectives)
Boulder Police Department

February 16, 2015

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