Join to learn more about this notorious early history of Colorado Springs.
Known as one of the most vicious criminal gangs west of the Mississippi, the Frank Lewis/Dale Jones Gang robbed banks and trains, stole cars and engaged in shootouts with police, killing nine law enforcement officers between 1913 and 1918, including CSPD’s Chief of Detectives. Join to learn more about this notorious early history of Colorado Springs.
Presenter, 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.