Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs

Reserve Deputy Deborah Jean Hobbs

Lake County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Thursday, January 16, 2003

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Deborah Jean Hobbs

Reserve Deputy Hobbs succumbed to injuries received two weeks earlier when she and her partner were involved in an on-duty automobile accident on U.S. Highway 93.

The officer's Jeep Cherokee patrol car went out of control after hitting a patch of black ice. The car spun into the oncoming lanes and was broadsided by a pickup truck. Reserve Deputy Hobbs was transported to Kalispell Regional Medical Center, where she succumbed to her injuries 12 days later without regaining consciousness.

Reserve Deputy Hobbs had been with the Lake County Sheriff's Office for over two years. She is survived by her parents and husband who is also a reserve deputy and detention officer for the same agency.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 15-47

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, January 4, 2003

single vehicle crash, weather

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Reserve Deputy Hobbs,
On today, the 20th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lake County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2023

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