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Assistant Chief of Police Edwin E. Stuart | Anaconda Police Department, Montana Anaconda Police Department, Montana

Assistant Chief of Police

Edwin E. Stuart

Anaconda Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 6, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Died in prison

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Assistant Chief Edwin Stuart was shot and killed while responding to reports of a shooting at a local bar on East 3rd Street. A crazed drunk man had just shot two men, killing a former deputy sheriff, when Assistant Chief Stuart entered the bar and shot the suspect through his shoulder. As the suspect collapsed he shot Assistant Chief Stuart in the heart killing him instantly.

The 44-year-old suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two life terms on July 14, 1939. He died in prison on January 21, 1974.

Assistant Chief Stuart had served with the agency for five years. He was survived by his wife, son, mother, and three brothers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 6, 2015

 

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