Top Colorado Crimes mug shots of 2009

Police photographers are seldom feted at gallery showings -- but there's no doubt the images they capture are consistently memorable.

And often disturbing.

Last Wednesday, we shared a photo gallery of the top Mile High Murder mug shots of 2009.

Today, check out the most arresting images from our Colorado Crimes coverage, complete with links to original items to help you recall the reason for their photo shoot.

Page through the images below, beginning with an absolute classic...

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