Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Sheriff Alfred Klugman

Mineral County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Sheriff Klugman was accidentally shot and killed when his service revolver slipped from his pocket and discharged when it struck the floor. He was returning from an official trip to the western portion of the county. He was staying in a hotel when he was awaken by a citizen and asked to quell a disturbance in the street below. The pistol fell from his pocket and discharged when he was getting dressed. Sheriff Klugman was the county's first elected sheriff. He had served with the Mineral County Sheriff's Office for 1 year. His parents, brother, and sister survived him.

End of Watch:
May 21, 1915
On the Force:
1 years