Tribute to Willie Steam

Posted: 24-Jan-2018

The Denver Police Museum has undertaken a project to more closely do the research involved with our fallen Officers. Sgt Dean Christopherson originally did the research on Officer Steam that resulted in his addition to the Fallen Officer Memorial in 2011. Further research by the museum at Riverside Cemetery found that Officer Steam did not have a headstone. The museum in conjunction with the Denver Police Foundation, Fairmount Cemetery, the Denver Police Black Officers Association, the Denver Police Retiree Association and the Blair Caldwell Library have worked closely to purchase and place a headstone at Officer Steam's grave. In recognition of black history month, several displays in the Rocky Mountain Law Enforcement Credit Union and the Blair Caldwell library will be honoring Officer Steam's sacrifice for the Citizens of the City and County of Denver. The headstone was unveiled on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Riverside Cemetery with a reception following highlighting the significant role black officers have played in the Denver Police Department beginning in 1870.