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Merchant Policeman Alexander David Ross | Missoula Police Department, Montana Missoula Police Department, Montana

Merchant Policeman

Alexander David Ross

Missoula Police Department, Montana

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 17, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Merchant Policeman Alexander Ross was shot and killed while escorting a prisoner to the police station. He had arrested the man after observing him and another man steal gas from a filling station. He was able to catch one of the men, but the other escaped.

As he walked the man to the police station, the man produced a handgun and shot Policeman Ross in the stomach. He was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Policeman Ross had served with the agency for 10 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Rest in peace dear one.

lesa
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March 17, 2015

 

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