Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Policeman Enos Nelson

Billings Police Department

Department Patch

Policeman Enos Nelson was shot and killed after responding to a report of a man with a gun in a bar. When Patrolman Nelson arrived at the bar, he discovered the male had left. Policeman Nelson exited the back door of the bar and was shot and killed by the suspect, who was hiding behind a fence. The suspect was later apprehended after a shootout and hanged. His father, mother, five brothers and one sister survived policeman Nelson.

End of Watch:
December 16, 1917