Detective George C. Klein

Detective George C. Klein

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Friday, August 29, 1919

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George C. Klein

Detective Klein was ambushed and murdered by an unknown assailant in retaliation for an accidental shooting he had been involved in in June 1919.

Detective Klein was participating in a bootlegging raid when he accidentally shot and killed a man. As a result, Denver's Italian community became outraged. Detective Klein was tried for the murder and released on bail. He returned to work but was ambushed in front of his own home in the early morning hours of August 29, 1919.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Case never solved

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Rest in peace and Olav Hashalom Detective Klein. Your bravery won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 27, 2013

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