Marshal Raymond Burr Lewis

Marshal Raymond Burr Lewis

Castle Rock Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, February 14, 1946

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Raymond Burr Lewis

Marshal Raymond Lewis was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a juvenile suspect who was wanted for shooting two Denver police officers.

The suspect had been recognized while eating in a cafe and Marshal Lewis was called. Although he was unarmed, he approached the suspect and told him to put his hands up. The suspect instead pulled out a revolver and shot Marshal Lewis in the chest.

Several restaurant patrons were able to subdue the suspect and hold him until other officers arrived.

The 17-year-old suspect was sentenced to life in prison. He was later killed in a prison fight.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Died in prison

juvenile offender

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Marshal Lewis,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Castle Rock. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 14, 2021

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