Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
(406) 859-6536

Line of Duty Deaths

1940s Losses

There are 6 line of duty deaths from the 1940s we have listed on the Montana Law Enforcement Museum web site.

Sheriff William Holmes

End of Watch: August 7, 1949

Sheriff Holmes died from exhaustion while fighting a fire.

Policeman Leo Clinton Shonrock

End of Watch: August 30, 1947

Policeman Shonrock was struck and killed by a vehicle.

Patrolman Robert G. Steele

End of Watch: November 2, 1946

Patrolman Steele was shot and killed while investigating a robbery.

Policeman Frank Cavanagh

End of Watch: July 3, 1946

Policeman Cavanagh was shot and killed while arresting a suspect.

Undersheriff Edwin E. O'Donnell

End of Watch: June 26, 1941

Undersheriff O'Donnell was killed in a plane crash while searching for suspects.

Deputy Sheriff Lloyd J. Stringer

End of Watch: March 11, 1941

Deputy Stringer was shot and killed after responding to the scene of a shooting.