Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Sheriff William Moses

Rosebud County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Sheriff William Moses was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in the town of Rosebud. He had gone to the town to conduct a sale and while he was there, he was given a warrant on a subject for disturbing the peace. He went to the man's home and was greeted by the man's wife, who came onto the porch carrying a Winchester rifle. The woman accidentally fired the rifle, prompting her husband to start shooting his gun. Sheriff Moses was struck twice and killed. The subject was arrested a short time later after officers from Forsyth came to the scene.
Sheriff Moses had served as sheriff for two years. He had previously served as a Montana stock inspector for one year and had served several terms as sheriff in a county in Wyoming.

End of Watch:
January 19, 1914