Sheriff Fred A. Patrikus

Sheriff Fred A. Patrikus

Billings County Sheriff's Department, North Dakota

End of Watch Sunday, August 25, 1940

Fred A. Patrikus

Sheriff Patrikus succumbed to a gunshot wound received five days earlier when he was attempting to arrest an escaped convict from Minnesota. During the arrest Sheriff Patrikus was shot in the abdomen. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to 25 years.

Sheriff Patrikus had served as Sheriff for three years and was survived by his wife.

Photo provided by the Billings County Museum.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, August 20, 1940
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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