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Special Deputy Edmund Trudeau | Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana

Special Deputy

Edmund Trudeau

Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch: Sunday, February 14, 1904

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 10 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Apprehended

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Special Deputy Edmund Trudeau was shot and killed after ejecting an intoxicated man from a dance hall, known as Delaney Hall, in Lolo, Montana.

The man went home, obtained a rifle, then returned to the scene and opened fire. Special Deputy Trudeau was fatally wounded in the exchange of gunfire. Other deputies arrived on the scene and in the ensuing gunfight and apprehended the suspect.

On June 8th, 1904, the subject was sentenced to 99 years in prison for Deputy Trudeau's murder.

Deputy Trudeau had served with the Missoula County Sheriff's Department for 10 months.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 106th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
February 18, 2010

 

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