Undersheriff Ed O'Donnell

Undersheriff Ed O'Donnell

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Thursday, June 26, 1941

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Ed O'Donnell

Undersheriff Ed O'Donnell was killed in an airplane crash while participating in a search for several suspects in Powder River County.

The 65-horsepower Piper Cub crashed near Biddle while assisting a posse on the ground searching for two suspects who had run into the hills after fleeing from a roadblock.

The civilian pilot was also killed in the crash.

Undersheriff O'Donnell had served with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He was survived by his wife, son, three sisters, and seven brothers.


  • Age 46
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

aerial search, plane crash

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Thank you for your service and know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest in peace always

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 26, 2020

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