Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Policeman Luke Curry

Great Falls Police Department

Department Patch

A business owner shot Officer Curry as he and another officer checked business doors during the nightly rounds. Officer Curry had found an unlocked door and, as he entered the business to investigate further, was shot once in the head and killed.
The business owner, who had just moved into town and was sleeping in the store, was charged with unlawful killing. He was acquitted of the charges because he had mistaken Officer Curry for a burglar. Officer Curry had served with the agency for 12 years. His wife and five children survived him.

End of Watch:
November 19, 1898
On the Force:
12 years