Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Deputy Sheriff Lloyd J. Stringer

Missoula County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Stringer was shot and killed after responding to the scene of a shooting. A local man was angry over a civil action and shot a power company employee who was reading his power meter. Officers arrived and surrounded the house. During the ensuing standoff four canisters of tear gas were fired into the house, finally forcing the suspect to flee. When he did so he opened fire with a 30-06 rifle, fatally wounding Deputy Stringer and a bystander. The suspect was shot and killed in return gunfire. Deputy Stringer had served with the Missoula County Sheriff's Department for two years. His wife and daughter survived him.

End of Watch:
March 11, 1941
On the Force:
2 years