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Sheriff William Moses | Rosebud County Sheriff's Office, Montana Rosebud County Sheriff's Office, Montana


William Moses

Rosebud County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch: Monday, January 19, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 10 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Sheriff William Moses was shot and killed while attempting to serve a warrant on a man in the town of Rosebud.

He had gone to the town to conduct a sale and while he was there, he was given a warrant on a subject for disturbing the peace. He went to the man's home and was greeted by the man's wife, who came onto the porch carrying a Winchester rifle. The woman accidentally fired the rifle, prompting her husband to start shooting his gun. Sheriff Moses was struck twice and killed.

The subject was arrested a short time later after officers from Forsyth came to the scene.

Sheriff Moses had served as sheriff for two years. He had previously served as a Montana stock inspector for one year and had served several terms as sheriff in a county in Wyoming.

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Sheriff Moses,
Sir, it has taken over 100 years but you are finally being honored.
I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rosebud County.


United States Border Patrol
September 29, 2015


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