Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Policeman Bart McCarthy

Butte Police Department

Department Patch

Policeman McCarthy was shot and killed by a local constable. Patrolman McCarthy observed the constable beating up a vender and approached. The Constable turned around and shot Policeman McCarthy, killing him. The Constable was already facing assault charges for shooting another Butte Policeman. He was convicted of murder and sentenced to 40 to 80 years in prison. Policeman McCarthy had served with the Butte Police Department for three months.

End of Watch:
July 22, 1916