Deputy Aguirre died after being assaulted by two brothers.
Deputy Aguirre was working at a dance at the fairgrounds hall in Gardner. He was lured outside by the brothers who he had arrested before for rustling. They attacked him with fists, a fence post, and other items. He was later found and taken to a doctor who either would not or could not treat him. He was then loaded into a vehicle and transported to Lamme Hospital in Walsenburg, about 30 miles away. They arrived at about 1am and Deputy Aguirre died at about 3pm.
The brothers were taken into custody at their house and later found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.