Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Line of Duty Deaths

1950s Losses

There are 10 line of duty deaths from the 1950s we have listed on the Montana Law Enforcement Museum web site.

Deputy Warden Theodore Rothe

End of Watch: April 16, 1959

Deputy Warden Rothe was shot and killed during a prison uprising.

Game Warden Marion R. Ammerman

End of Watch: February 13, 1958

Game Warden Ammerman was killed in an airplane crash.

Undersheriff Otto S. Fossen

End of Watch: October 5, 1957

Undersheriff Fossen was shot and killed by a hitchhiker.

Game Warden Roy Thompson

End of Watch: August 19, 1957

Game Warden Thompson was killed in a motorcycle accident.

Policeman Lloyd Eugene Murphy

End of Watch: April 26, 1956

Policeman Murphy suffered a fatal heart attack.

Game Warden Harold Grartside

End of Watch: April 24, 1955

Game Warden died from drowning when his boat capsized.

Sheriff Michael James Bergan

End of Watch: February 19, 1955

Sheriff Bergan was killed in an automobile accident...

James H. AndersonPatrolman James H. Anderson

End of Watch: July 24, 1954

Patrolman James Anderson was struck and killed by a vehicle during a traffic stop for a routine equipment inspection near Livingston, Montana.

Undersheriff Roy Hodges

End of Watch: April 18, 1954

Undersheriff Hodges suffered a fatal heart attack.

Policeman Oscar Theodore Peterson

End of Watch: November 18, 1950

Policeman Peterson was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man.