Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Trooper Evan Frederick Schneider

Montana Highway Patrol

Department Patch

Trooper Evan Schneider was killed in an automobile accident on Highway 2, near the entrance to Bad Rock Canyon in Flathead County, when his vehicle collided with a large truck head-on. Trooper Schneider was attempting to stop another vehicle when it crossed the centerline, forcing the oncoming truck to swerve onto the gravel shoulder and lose control. The truck then also crossed the centerline and struck Trooper Schneider's patrol car head-on. The vehicle Trooper Schneider was attempting to stop fled the scene. The two occupants of the pickup truck were also killed. Trooper Schneider was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Montana Highway Patrol for 4-1/2 years. His wife, brother, and parents survive him. His brother also serves with the agency.

End of Watch:
August 26, 2008
On the Force:
4 years, 6 months