Montana Law Enforcement Museum

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

Deputy Sheriff Lyle Ward

Missoula County Sheriff's Department

Department Patch

Deputy Ward was killed in a motorcycle accident while attempting to overtake a car on Highway 200. He was attempting to pull a vehicle over when his motorcycle hit sand in the roadway, causing it to go out of control. Deputy Ward had been hired only ten days earlier, because of his motorcycle experience, to combat speeders on county highways. His daughter, mother, sister, and brother survived him.

End of Watch:
March 26, 1934