Free and Open to the Public!
Meeting Date: August 21st, 2018
The Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang: Killers in Colorado Springs
Presented by Dwight Haverkorn, Retired Investigator for the City Attorney’s Office and Historian
Known as one of the most vicious criminal gangs west of the Mississippi, the notorious Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang robbed banks and trains, stole copper wire and cars, and engaged in shootouts with police. In fact, the gang killed nine law enforcement officers between 1913 and 1918. In September 1918 – on Friday the 13th – Colorado Springs Chief of Detectives John William Rowan was killed in a downtown shootout with three of the gangsters, an event that preceded the end of the gang’s brutal reign of terror. Join us to learn more about this notorious event in the early history of Colorado Springs.
Dwight Haverkorn is a retired city of Colorado Springs police officer and city attorney’s investigator who has researched local history for 30 years. Haverkorn volunteers for the Colorado Springs Police Department’s History Section and the Pikes Peak Library District’s Special Collections. He is president and historian of the El Paso County Pioneers’ Association, has provided research for Discovery ID Channel’s Homicide Hunter, and provides a “Homicide Index” for the Fourth Judicial District to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. His compilation of Homicides of the Colorado Springs Area, 1872 to Present is among the most-requested items.
Mark your calendar!
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE and Open to the Public!
Location: Colorado Springs Fire Station #19 (community room)
2490 Research Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80920 (map)