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Name Coors, Adolph Herman Joseph III
Othernames Ad (nickname)
Born January 12, 1916
Birthplace Golden, Colorado
Places of residence Golden, Colorado
Father Adolph Coors II
Nationality American
Notes Murdered by a foiled kidnap attempt while on his way to work at the Brewery by Joseph Corbett Jr.
Occupation Coors Brewery
Relationships Son of Adolph Coors Jr.
Brother of William K. Coors and Joseph Coors Sr.
Spouse Mary Grant
Children Adolph Herman Joseph Coors IV

Associated Records

2017.010.005 - Fonds

Folder #5 containing items from Georgina Brown, including -Collection of news articles and notes regarding the Adolph Coors III murder case -Writ of Mandamus, Certiorari and Habeas Corpus from Joseph Corbett and Jefferson County District Court

2017.010.010 - Clipping, Newspaper

Folder #10 containing items from Georgina Brown, including -Newspaper clippin on 1929 Canon City riot -Newspaper clipping regarding South Park, Fairplay, and Canon City -Newspaper clippings on Joseph Corbett trial, 1961

2017.010.011 - Clipping, Newspaper

Folder #11 containing items from Georgina Brown, including -Newspaper clippings of Adolph Coors III kidnapping and murder, 1960- 1961

2017.010.013 - Fonds

Folder #13 containing items from Georgina Brown, including -Notes made on Coors case investigation, in particular, notes on the ability of Corbett to travel -Photograph of the top of Loveland Pass in 1950 -Notes on jury selection at Coors trial, 1961 -One copy of the Colorado Criminal Code of Procedures and Training Guide, District Attorney's Association, 1963

2017.010.015 - Fonds

Folder #15 containing items from Georgina Brown, including -5x7 color photograph of Judge Stoner, Sheriff Harold Bray, and Georgina Brown, taken 1973. See 2017.010.015.001 -8x10 black and white photograph of (left to right) unknown deputy, Joseph Corbett, and Undersheriff Chuck Morrison, taken in front of 16th and Arapahoe St, 1961. See 2017.010.015.002 -Copy of Judge Stoner's ruling on media in the courtroom -Jury list for March 13, 1961 on trial of Adolph Coors III murder -Four 8x10 black and white photographs of Judge Christian Stoner -Notes on jury list for Coors murder trial -Notes made of recent increase in the number of car crashes in Jefferson County, 1961 -Notes on jury se

Image of 2011.013.003 - Print, Photographic

2011.013.003 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of the Adolph Coors Company Board of Directors posing together at the dedication of the new headhouse at the brewery in Golden, CO. Three men are standing and three men are seated on top of the headhouse. Standing in back left to right are brothers, William K. Coors, Joseph Coors, and Adolph Coors III. Seated in front left to right are brothers Grover Coors, Herman Coors, and Adolph Coors II.

Image of 2012.025.016 - Print, Photographic

2012.025.016 - Print, Photographic

Black and white class photo of South School in Golden, CO. Seated in the second row, second from the end is Adolph Coors III. Seated in the front row, third from left is Richard Grenfell.

Image of 2012.064.001 - Print, Photographic

2012.064.001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white press photograph of Adolph Coors III displaying two of the many radar, radio, and television parts manufactured at the Coors Porcelain Company in Golden, CO. In his right hand is a radar coil; in his left hand a TV tube. Coors is standing in front of shelves that hold various products that the Coors Porcelain Company manufactured. Written on the back of the photograph: Photo by Albert Moldvay, staff photographer The Denver Post, and Moldvay's notes about the photograph. Included with the photograph is a clipping of the caption that appeared with the photograph in the newspaper.

Image of 2008.010.114 - Print, Photographic

2008.010.114 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photocopy of photograph of Undersheriff Lewis B. Hawley of Jefferson County, Colorado. He is photographed in uniform, consisting of a green blouse, brown tie and tie clip. Hawley was the Undersheriff in Jefferson County when Adolph Coors III was kidnapped and murdered in 1960. Hawley resigned from the Department in the fall of 1960.

Image of 2008.010.124 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.124 - Negative, Sheet Film

Black and white photograph of Captain Robert Berke of the Jefferson County, Colorado Sheriff's Department. The photograph depicts Berke reading a fingerprint card in the Records Section of the Sheriff's Deparment located at 16th and Arapahoe Street in Golden. Above his left shoulder are wanted posters, in particular, a Ten Most Wanted Poster of two counter culture fugitives of the time: Catherine Ann Power and Melvin Luther Cox.

Image of 2008.010.182 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.182 - Negative, Sheet Film

Black and white photograph of Sergeant Ed Murphy wearing a Jefferson County Sheriff's Department uniform.

Image of 2008.010.136 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.136 - Negative, Sheet Film

Black and white photograph of Nels Coy wearing a Jefferson County Sheriff uniform. James Nelson Coy was elected as Jefferson County Constable for District #4 in 1956 and became a Deputy Sheriff in 1958 under Sheriff Carl Enlow. Became an accomplished artist and police investigator.

Image of 2008.010.137 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.137 - Negative, Sheet Film

Color photograph of Robert Elliot, Deputy Sheriff with the Jefferson County CO Sheriff's Department. Hired by Sheriff Earl Enlow in 1958, Eliot served with the Department until 1973 when he became the Chief of Police in Delta, Colorado. He was an investigator on the kidnapping and murder case of Adolph Coors III, and was an active police participant on the 1958 murder of Harold David Wooley in Golden, Colorado and the escape and capture of fugivties Robert Watson and Robert Costel in 1959. Photograph depicts Eliot as the Lieutenant of the Patrol Division of the Sheriff's Department.

Image of 2008.010.216 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.216 - Negative, Sheet Film

Color photograph of Undersheriff Denzil Boeka (on right with vest suit), Captain George Drazich (in the middle) and Sheriff Harold E. Bray.

Image of 2008.010.230 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.230 - Negative, Sheet Film

Color photograph of Captain Robert Burke in uniform of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department in Golden, Colorado.

Image of 2008.010.237 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.237 - Negative, Sheet Film

The cover of the Denver Post Sunday Empire Magazine depicts Deputy Sheriff Richard Thurman of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department. The Empire reports on the future of policing in this "Blueprint for Better Police Work". Thurman is photographed in his class A uniform, cover and tie with a seven pointed badge. Thurman was selected by the Denver Post as the representative of all progressive police officer in Colorado.

Image of 2008.010.242 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.242 - Negative, Sheet Film

Color photograph of Eldorah Holmes talking with Captain Louis Martinelli in the Jefferson County Sheriff department Records/Communications Office in 1977. Depicted in this photograph is a Dictaphone Recording device (in the corner of the room behind Holms and Martinelli) that recorded all radio and telephone traffic coming in and out of the Sheriff's Department.

Image of 2008.010.273 - Negative, Sheet Film

2008.010.273 - Negative, Sheet Film

Black and white photograph of Lieutenant George Drazich in the uniform of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department under the leadership of Arthur Wermuth. The uniform depicts subtle changes enacted by Wermuth since he took office, such as the creation of the new seven pointed star that is currently used by Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputies, and keeping the bolo tie that was introduced to the Department in 1949 by Sheriff Carl Enlow. This photograph taken after Drazich was promoted to the "keeper of the keys" in 1960 and after his involvement in the kidnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III.

Image of 2008.010.279 - Negative, Roll Film

2008.010.279 - Negative, Roll Film

Black and white photograph of Madelene Pearce as a dispatcher with the Jefferson County CO Sheriff's Department in Golden. Pearce is seen working the Sheriff's radio channel, and on her left is the agency PBX. This photo depicts the condition of the radio/telephone system in use at the time in 1960 when Adolph Coors III was kidnapped and murdered. Pearce was one of four other dispatchers on duty at the time, using the shown equipment, when Coors was murdered.

Image of 2008.010.287 - Print, Photographic

2008.010.287 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph of Lab Technician Richard Piper. Appointed Deputy Sheriff by Arthur Wermuth on December 13, 1958. Spent most of his career in the Criminalistics Laboratory. Part of the investigations team on the William Scott Wright murder in 1959 and the kidnapping and murder of Adolph Coors III in 1960.