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Policeman Nicholas Aleksich | Butte Police Department, Montana Butte Police Department, Montana

Policeman

Nicholas Aleksich

Butte Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Sunday, February 28, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Committed to mental institution

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Policeman Nicholas Aleksich was shot and killed as he walked his beat on East Park Street talking with his cousin as he walked along beside him.

His cousin, an emotionally disturbed person who had spent time in the state mental hospital, suddenly produced a revolver and shot Policeman Aleksich. He then shot him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.

When the manwas asked why, he replied: "He causes me to do foolish things and I hope he is dead." The man was committed to the state mental hospital at Warm Springs.

Policeman Aleksich had served with the Butte Police Department for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was a World War I veteran.

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Officer Aleksich,
On today, the 79th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served during WW I.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
February 28, 2016

 

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