Deputy Sheriff Lyle Ward

Deputy Sheriff Lyle Ward

Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Monday, March 26, 1934

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Lyle Ward

Deputy Sheriff Lyle Ward was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to overtake a car on Highway 200. He was attempting to pull a vehicle over when his motorcycle hit sand in the roadway, causing it to go out of control.

Deputy Ward had been hired only ten days earlier, because of his motorcycle experience, to combat speeders on county highways. He was survived by his daughter, mother, sister, and brother.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 1 week
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Not available
  • Offender Not available

motor officer, motorcycle, traffic patrol, traffic stop

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Deputy Sheriff Ward,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Missoula County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 26, 2024

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