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Sheriff George T. Young | Park County Sheriff's Office, Montana Park County Sheriff's Office, Montana

Sheriff

George T. Young

Park County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch: Friday, November 9, 1900

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Never apprehended

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Sheriff Young was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a train robbery and murder suspect.

A suspect robbed a man on a train while enroute to Garrison, Montana. When the train arrived in Garrison, the suspect left the train and went to Logan, Montana where he shot and killed a rancher. The suspect was spotted at a train station in Springdale, Montana.
Sheriff Young and his undersheriff responded to make the arrest. When they arrived at the train station, the officers started questioning people in the station. Sheriff Young went inside the station to get a better description of the suspect from the station agent. When he went back outside, he found the suspect on the platform. As the undersheriff came to assist Sheriff Young, the suspect pulled a gun and shot the undersheriff, seriously wounding him. The suspect then shot Sheriff Young, who died instantly.
The suspect escaped and was never caught even though a large posse searched for him for several days.

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