Patrolman Paul Lewis Major

Patrolman Paul Lewis Major

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, January 20, 1965

Paul Lewis Major

Patrolman Paul Major was shot and killed during a foot pursuit. He and his partner had stopped a car which turned out to be stolen. Several of the occupants of the vehicle fled on foot and Patrolman Major chased one of them. As he entered an alley on South Broadway he was shot in the chest and head. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Patrolman Major was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 50-51

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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