Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Chief of Police Peter Holt

Livingston Police Department

Department Patch

Chief Holt and Officer Martin Zollman were shot and killed in the police station by a man who became enraged when they told him to forget about 50 cents he said his boss owed him. Two firemen overpowered the suspect and took him into custody.
The suspect was convicted of both murders and sentenced to death. He was executed by hanging on November 6, 1929.

End of Watch:
August 21, 1929