Undersheriff George Warburton

Undersheriff George Warburton

Powell County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch Tuesday, April 20, 1920

Add to My Heroes

George Warburton

Undersheriff George Warburton was shot and killed by two men, wanted for robbing a local rancher, as he attempted to arrest them near Elliston. Later that day, when cornered by a posse, one of the suspects was shot and killed.

The other 17-year-old suspect was captured, convicted of second degree murder, and sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. He was released in 1941.

Undersheriff Warburton was a World War I veteran. He is survived by his wife.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender One shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

View all 5 Reflections

Undersheriff Warburton,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served during WW I.


United States Border Patrol

April 20, 2020

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.