Policeman Emerson L. McKinnon

Policeman Emerson L. McKinnon

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, May 20, 1919

Emerson L. McKinnon

Policeman McKinnon was killed when fell through an opening in an elevator shaft while assisting city firefighters battle a fire at the city shops. As he and two firefighters advanced a hose line he fell down the shaft, striking the concrete floor 20-feet below. He succumbed to his injuries six days later.


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

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 14, 1919

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 20, 2015

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