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DPD unveils headstone for first African American officer killed in line of duty
DENVER -- The Denver Police Department and the city of Denver honored Willie O. Steam in a ceremony at Riverside Cemetery Saturday. Steam was the first African American Denver officer to die in the line of duty. "In February of 1921 he was murdered by an angry citizen who accused him unfairly of shutting down a party the week prior," a statement from the Denver Police Museum said.