Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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Line of Duty Deaths

1930s Losses

There are 21 line of duty deaths from the 1930s we have listed on the Montana Law Enforcement Museum web site.

Assistant Chief of Police Edwin E. Stuart

End of Watch: June 6, 1939

Assistant Chief Stuart was shot and killed while responding to reports of a shooting.

Undersheriff Arthur "Buzz" Burford

End of Watch: April 14, 1938

Undersheriff Burford was shot and killed while attempting to speak with a rancher.

Guard Frank L. Russell

End of Watch: January 22, 1938

Guard Russell died after being struck by a bullet from a gun that slipped from his grasp.

Town Marshal Leslie A. Green

End of Watch: October 2, 1937

Town Marshal Green was shot and killed near Cedar Lake by a man he attempted to question about a fire.

Nick AleksichPoliceman Nick Aleksich

End of Watch: February 28, 1937

Policeman Aleksich was shot and killed as he walked his beat on East Park Street talking with his cousin as he walked along beside him.

Policeman Thomas J. O'Neill

End of Watch: December 25, 1935

Policeman O'Neill was shot and killed while investigation a disturbance at a boarding house.

James S. AlsupUndersheriff James S. Alsup

End of Watch: December 22, 1935

Undersheriff James Alsup and Chief of Police Ed TenBroeck, of the Shelby Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gang of burglary suspects.

Chief of Police Ed TenBroeck

End of Watch: December 22, 1935

Chief of Police TenBroeck was shot an killed while attempting to arrest a gang of burglary suspects.

Undersheriff James Shelton Alsup

End of Watch: December 22, 1935

Undersheriff Alsup was shot and killed along with COP TenBroeck while attempting to arrest a gang of burglary suspects

Patrolman Arthur D. Pettit

End of Watch: December 21, 1935

Patrolman Pettit was accidentally shot by another officer's gun when the gun slipped from a shoulder holster.

Lieutenant Segval "Sig" Semingsen

End of Watch: November 28, 1935

Lieutenant Semingsen died from a fatal heart attack suffered while on duty.

Deputy Sheriff Julius B. Olson

End of Watch: September 30, 1935

Deputy Sherif Olson was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person.

Chief of Police Jeremiah Joseph Murphy

End of Watch: September 20, 1935

Chief of Police Jeremiah Murphy was killed by a man he was attempting to arrest.

Police Officer James Fraser

End of Watch: August 7, 1935

Officer Fraser was shot and killed while attempting to investigate a domestic disturbance.

Deputy Sheriff Lyle Ward

End of Watch: March 26, 1934

Deputy Sheriff Ward was killed in a motorcycle accident on highway 200

Undersheriff H. Frank Whitsel

End of Watch: August 24, 1932

Undersheriff Whitsel was shot and killed by suicidal person

Jacob NeitzlingTown Marshal Jacob Neitzling

End of Watch: April 19, 1931

Marshal Jacob Neitzling was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a 60 year old man wanted for criminal mischief.

Town Marshal Jacob Neitzling

End of Watch: April 19, 1931

Town Marshal Neitzling was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a male suspect.

Merchant Policeman Alexander David Ross

End of Watch: March 17, 1931

Merchant Policeman Ross was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to the police station.

Frank S. MetzelSheriff Frank S. Metzel

End of Watch: October 27, 1930

Sheriff Frank Metzel was shot and killed while intervening in a bank robbery. He had received information that a robbery was going to take place and he and several deputies surrounded the bank.

Sheriff Frank S. Metzel

End of Watch: October 27, 1930

Sheriff Metzel was shot and killed when he intervened in a bank robbery.