Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202


News Release

December 1, 2023 Contact: Maro Casparian , 720-913-9036

Denver DA McCann Statement on the Death of Sandra Day O’Connor

DENVER –This morning, Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court, and one of the most influential defenders of the law, died today.

The following statement is to be attributed to Denver District Attorney Beth McCann. “ I am certain that Justice O’Connor’s strength and commitment to the rule of law, influenced many young women to enter law as a career path.  She set the standard on how to be both a gracious and forceful leader and was one of the strongest advocates for women’s rights. She will be sorely missed.”

About the Denver DA’s Office:

Our mission is to professionally and competently prosecute crimes and investigate criminal activity on behalf of the people of Colorado, and to seek equal justice for all in the criminal justice system. Our mission also includes preventing crime, supporting the well-being of victims, being involved in the community, being transparent and accountable, and improving the criminal justice system to provide fair alternatives to incarceration in appropriate cases.