Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Chief of Police Orville Edwin Sharbono

Fairview Police Department

Department Patch

Chief of Police Sharbono was shot and killed while serving civil papers. While on the scene the suspect flanked Chief Sharbono from a side door and shot him in the lower back. Chief Sharbono was able to return fire and wound the suspect, however, as he lay on the ground the suspect walked over to him and shot him in the head. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life. His wife and three grown children survived Chief Sharbono.

End of Watch:
March 17, 1990