Special Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Streb

Special Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Streb

Silver Bow County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch Monday, July 24, 1911

Charles B. Streb

Deputy Sheriff Charles Streb was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had threatened other citizens with a handgun at a dance hall. The suspect was captured by a posse of citizens a short time later.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 100 years in prison. Montana Governor Dixon reduced the sentence and the suspect was released in 1924.

On February 7th, 1926, the subject murdered Police Officer Elmer Griffin of the San Gabriel Police Department in California. He escaped from the Los Angeles County Jail on March 23rd, 1926, whiel awaiting trial, but was recaptured. He convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was released in 1971, at age 85.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Paroled in 1924

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 99th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

July 24, 2010

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