Officer Celena Hollis, badge number 05162, was in uniform and working off-duty at the City Park Jazz Festival on June 24, 2012, when she was shot at 8:08 p.m., while responding to break up a gang fight by the pavilion next to City Park Lake. She died a short time later at Denver Health Medical Center. Officer Hollis was 32 years old, and survived by her daughter, Amyre, who was 12 years old at the time of her mother’s death, as well as by other family members. She was buried at Fairmount Cemetery in Denver. The seven-year veteran of the
As Women’s History Month ends, the Denver Police Department is honoring one of their own. Det. Gail Riddell was one of the first females to hit the streets here in Denver when it was allowed in 1972. By Karen Morfitt Published March 27, 2019 at 10:01 pm (CBS DENVER) – “She had a fiery personality, and I don’t know she might have been working as a waitress or at a makeup counter when she got into some debate when a guy friend said women wouldn’t succeed in law enforcement, and so she joined the police academy on a dare basically,” Riddell’s daughter, Molly,
They made the ultimate sacrifice but were buried in unmarked graves. The Denver Police Museum
Officer Charles Wanless was the second Denver Police officer killed in the line of duty.
The Denver Police Department and Denver Police Museum were invited to join Colorado & Company
The names of three members of law enforcement from Colorado are being added to the
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February 1, 2019 Immediate Release Media Contact: Michael Hesse Denver Police Museum 303/495-9718 Mhesse2020@aol.com www.denverpolicemuseum.org DENVER POLICE MUSEUM AND DENVER POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCE 160th ANNIVERSARY BADGE TO