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Special Deputy Sheriff Jack Allen | Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Montana Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Special Deputy Sheriff

Jack Allen

Gallatin County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch: Sunday, January 24, 1897

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 day

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/10/1897

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 81 years

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Deputy Jack Allen was shot and mortally wounded while assisting the sheriff serve arrest warrants on two youths for larceny. The suspects opened fire from within a barn where they were cornered in neighboring Madison County, striking Deputy Allen in the head.

One of the suspects fled to Nevada where he was apprehended ten months later. He was returned to Madison County, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 81 years in prison. The other suspect fled to Canada and was never apprehended.

Deputy Allen had been deputized by the sheriff to assist him with serving the warrants the same day he was killed.

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We remember the sacrifice of Deputy Allen this tragic day in history.

LT Jeff Wade
Gallatin County Sheriff's Office
January 23, 2014

 

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