Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Merchant Policeman Alexander David Ross

Missoula Police Department

Department Patch

Merchant Policeman Alexander Ross was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to the police station. He had arrested the man after observing him and another man steal gas from a filling station. He was able to catch one of the men, but the other escaped. As he walked the man to the police station, the man produced a handgun and shot Policeman Ross in the stomach. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Policeman Ross had served with the agency for 10 years. His wife and three children survived him.

End of Watch:
March 17, 1931
On the Force:
10 years