Undersheriff James Thompson

Undersheriff James Thompson

Missoula County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Monday, July 1, 1878

James Thompson

Undersheriff Thompson died of heat stroke after riding on horseback for 60 miles in 100-degree temperatures.

He had ridden from Missoula to the Flathead Indian Reservation to arrest a man who had escaped from the county jail. When he arrived at the reservation he collapsed. He was put under the care of a doctor but died one week later.

Undersheriff Thompson was survived by his wife.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heat exhaustion
  • Incident Date Sunday, June 23, 1878

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

July 4, 2015

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