(Denver) – The Denver Police Museum, The Denver Police Department, the Mizel Museum and the Rocky Mountain Jewish Historical Society and Beck Archives announced today a historic Fallen Officer sign ceremony honoring Denver Police Detective George Klein. A memorial plaque will be unveiled on Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 14th and Newton Street at 11:00am. Officer Klein served the Denver Police Department as the head of the bootleg squad during the prohibition era. He was targeted by members of organized crime 104 years ago outside his home. Officer Klein left a wife and two children behind and no suspects were ever identified.
Since the founding of the Denver Police Department in 1859, seventy-seven officers have lost their lives in the line of duty. Officer Klein is the only Denver Fallen Officer of Jewish decent. Members of the community are invited to join us at the ceremony to recognize the sacrifice of this outstanding officer.
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The Denver Police Museum is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization committed to promoting social impact. Through its focus on youth crime prevention education, historic preservation, and community outreach, the Denver Police Museum builds bridges between citizens and the law enforcement of Denver and creates opportunities for community understanding and engagement. More information at denverpolicemuseum.org.
Michael Hesse | President
Denver Police Museum