Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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Sergeant Allen Leslie Kimery

Missoula County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Sergeant Allen Kimery was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of not paying for gas. He was monitoring another local agency's radio at the time and heard a description of the vehicle. At the time, local prosecutor's would not prosecute gas drive-offs because the high frequency in which they were occurring. Instead, officers would make the offenders return and pay for the gas. Unbeknownst to Sergeant Kimery the vehicle had just been stolen from Great Falls, Montana. As he approached the vehicle the suspect opened fire with a .357 caliber handgun, striking Sergeant Kimery in the chest. He was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was sentenced to 20 years to life for Sergeant Kimery's murder. Sergeant Kimery had served with the Missoula County Sheriff's Department for nine years. His wife, son, daughter, and his parents survived him.

End of Watch:
December 6, 1984
On the Force:
9 years