Police Officer Frank H. Connolly

Police Officer Frank H. Connolly

Great Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Monday, August 2, 1920

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Frank H. Connolly

Officer Connolly was shot and killed while questioning two suspicious persons outside a hotel.

A month later the suspects shot and seriously wounded the Lincoln County Sheriff when he attempted to arrest them in Eureka. The sheriff managed to return fire wounding one suspect. Two days later the suspects were apprehended in Flathead County.

One suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison.

Officer Connolly had served with the Great Falls Police Department for 11 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 to 20 years

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 93rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 26, 2013

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