Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Sheriff James Summers

Madison County Sheriff's Department

James Summers Department Patch

Sheriff Summers was shot and killed in Morgan Gulch while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on an 18 year-old youth for burglary of a rancher's cabin. The suspect was apprehended the following day. The suspect was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison May 26, 1901. In 1913 his sentence was reduced to 20 to 25 years.

End of Watch:
January 25, 1901