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

The deputy 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 5 years. He had previously served with the Big Horn County Sheriff's Office for 1 year and the Yellowstone County Detention Center for 5 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

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Wow have the years changed you are missed dearly as I can still hear you laugh and I feel your presence when I'm needing to talk. I believe your giving me the opportunity to change with my new spouse because we were both to blame regarding trust and communication. Thata being said your giving me a second chance. Gone but not forgotten 342 aka sledgehammer

Erene Briese

September 17, 2020

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