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Sheriff Dave Malcolm | Butte County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota Butte County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

Sheriff

Dave Malcolm

Butte County Sheriff's Office, South Dakota

End of Watch: Thursday, January 24, 1946

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1947

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Sheriff Dave Malcolm and Agent Thomas Matthews, of the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation, were shot and killed while conducting a roadblock near the town of Spearfish.

Both officers were shot by an escaped murderer from Minnesota. The suspect was apprehended and executed in the electric chair in 1947.

Sheriff Malcolm was survived by his wife.

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