Montana Law Enforcement Museum

212 E. Broadway
Philipsburg, MT 59858
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Undersheriff George Warburton

Powell County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Undersheriff George Warburton was shot and killed by two men, wanted for robbing a local rancher, as he attempted to arrest them near Elliston. Later that day, when cornered by a posse, one of the suspects was shot and killed. The other suspect was captured, convicted of second-degree murder, and sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. Undersheriff Warburton was a World War I veteran. His wife survived him.

End of Watch:
April 20, 1920