Policeman Emerson L. McKinnon

Policeman Emerson L. McKinnon

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Tuesday, May 20, 1919

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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.


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Incident Details

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

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Officer McKinnon,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Denver.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 20, 2019

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