City Marshal Commodore Perry Downing

City Marshal Commodore Perry Downing

Great Falls Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Thursday, November 7, 1895

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Commodore Perry Downing

City Marshal Commodore Downing succumbed to injuries sustained several weeks earlier when was struck by a streetcar while responding to a report of a bicycle accident.

Marshal Downing had previously served as the sheriff of Cascade County. He was was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by streetcar
  • Incident Date Not available

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Marshal Downing,
Sir, it has been 117 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Great Falls. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 7, 2012

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