John C. Phillips
Officer John C. Phillips was shot after he stopped to contact an apparent burglar near 16th and Boulder. Officer Phillips returned fire and then reported the incident via a call box at 15th and Platte. He
died a short time later. Officer Phillips became the first
Denver Police Officer killed in the line of duty. (Rocky
Mountain News, June 12, 1892).
Memorial Sign located at: Near 16th and Boulder Streets