Deputy Sheriff Max Leonard Altman

Deputy Sheriff Max Leonard Altman

Mason County Sheriff's Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, March 12, 1966

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Max Leonard Altman

Deputy Max Altman was struck and killed by a vehicle while manning a roadblock at the intersection of US 31 and US 10. The vehicle that struck him was fleeing from other units.

The 28-year-old driver was convicted of negligent homicide and sentenced to 1.5 to 2 years.

Deputy Altman was a United States Army veteran and had only served with the Mason County Sheriff's Department for 3 months. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to 2 years


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Deputy Sheriff Altman,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just a a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army as a member of the 1st Armored “Old Ironsides” Division. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

April 12, 2024

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