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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Former Sheriff McKee to be Recognized for Line of Duty Death 100 Years Later

John McKee

Pueblo, CO: Former Pueblo County Sheriff John M. McKee was known throughout the state as being an exceptional lawman who proudly served his community. So, it was no surprise that when McKee died in 1918 from health complications brought on by an assault, more than 1,000 people attended his funeral service.

McKee was nearing the end of his second term as sheriff when he tragically died after suffering a stroke that was attributed to a head injury he received while arresting a man months earlier.

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