Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Special Deputy Edmund Trudeau

Missoula County Sheriff's Department

Edmund Trudeau Department Patch

Special Deputy Edmund Trudeau was shot and killed after ejecting an intoxicated man from a dance hall, known as Delaney Hall, in Lolo, Montana. The man went home, obtained a rifle, then returned to the scene and opened fire. Special Deputy Trudeau was fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Other deputies arrived on the scene and in the ensuing gunfight and apprehended the suspect. On June 8th, 1904, the subject was sentenced to 99 years in prison for Deputy Trudeau's murder.

End of Watch:
February 14, 1904