Undersheriff James Shelton Alsup

Undersheriff James Shelton Alsup

Toole County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch Sunday, December 22, 1935

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James Shelton Alsup

Undersheriff James Alsup and Chief of Police Ed TenBroeck, of the Shelby Police Department, were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a gang of burglary suspects.

One of the suspects was later shot and killed by a Toole County deputy.

Undersheriff Alsup had served as the agency's undersheriff for one year and had previously served as sheriff for seven years. He had also served as chief of police of the Shelby Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his son.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Almost 82 years ago from today 10/8/2016. When I was a child, My Grandfather & father told me the stories of how "men came in on horses to rob the gas station." I have no idea if that is accurate. They indicated that the killers took off across country and the weather got at least one of them.

John Locke Alsup
He was my great grand father.

October 8, 2016

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