Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Special Deputy Jack Allen

Gallatin County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Deputy Jack Allen was shot and mortally wounded while assisting the sheriff serve arrest warrants on two youths for larceny. The suspects opened fire from within a barn where they were cornered in neighboring Madison County, striking Deputy Allen in the head. One of the suspects fled to Nevada where he was apprehended ten months later. He was returned to Madison County, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to 81 years in prison. The other suspect fled to Canada and was never apprehended. Deputy Allen had been deputized by the sheriff to assist him with serving the warrants the same day he was killed.

End of Watch:
January 24, 1897
On the Force:
1 years