Deputy Sheriff David Leroy Briese, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Leroy Briese, Jr.

Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Friday, November 3, 2006

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David Leroy Briese, Jr.

Deputy Sheriff David Briese was killed in an automobile crash on I-90, near King Avenue West in Billings, while responding to backup an officer who was dealing with a combative drunk driver.

He was passing another vehicle when his patrol car left the roadway, overturned, and struck a large sign. He was transported to Billings Clinic where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

Deputy Briese had served with the Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office for five years. He had previously served with the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office for one year and the Yellowstone County Detention Center for five years. He is survived by his wife, two young sons, stepdaughter, sister, and parents.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge 342

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response

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Trust and truth only can forever enhance our very mankind when honor, dignity and integrity comprehend their important assignments. You understood what your sacred oath meant to you, Officer Cook and to the people of Dade County where onus and intuition was catapulted upon your broad shoulders of heart, soul and humane humbleness. A gentleman who served and protected as all servants must and who now occupies an angelic role above walking his beat to steer us clear from the very harm that took your youth and manhood away from you and your loved ones who bare the grief, anguish and sorrow over losing you way too early. Rest in peace my neighbor, friend and hero.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 22, 2022

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