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Sergeant Allen Leslie Kimery | Missoula County Sheriff's Department, Montana Missoula County Sheriff's Department, Montana

Sergeant

Allen Leslie Kimery

Missoula County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch: Thursday, December 6, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Sergeant Allen Kimery was shot and killed while making a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of not paying for gas.

He was monitoring another local agency's radio at the time and heard a description of the vehicle. At the time, local prosecutor's would not prosecute gas drive-offs because the high frequency in which they were occurring. Instead, officers would make the offenders return and pay for the gas. Unbeknownst to Sergeant Kimery the vehicle had just been stolen from Great Falls, Montana.

As he approached the vehicle the suspect opened fire with a .357 caliber handgun, striking Sergeant Kimery in the chest. He was able to return fire and wounded the suspect. The suspect was sentenced to 20 years to life for Sergeant Kimery's murder.

Sergeant Kimery had served with the Missoula County Sheriff's Department for nine years. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and his parents.

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Yes, I remember this all to well. I was patrolling south of Ravalli when the call came through. They had a name Fred Van Dyken but wasn't sure. I went to High school with this POS. so I called Missoula and they asked if I could respond. I walked into the PD and he was siting on a chair, when he saw me he about shit a brick, I said Hello Fred, remember me..........i saw the color drain from his face. SO very sad Allen was a very Kind person.

Sgt. Kenneth Scott
Lake County Sheriff
December 6, 2015

 

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