Undersheriff Orville Bitle

Undersheriff Orville Bitle

Rosebud County Sheriff's Office, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, December 16, 1911

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Orville Bitle

Undersheriff Bitle was shot and killed as he attempted to arrest cattle thieves. A father and son were arrested and charged with murder. The father was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 years.

Undersheriff Bitle was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

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You are remembered by all of your family. Thank you for your service and your heroism. You were my Grandpa's brother and we still pass on the news articles of the your sacrifice. Love and Rest In Peace

Correction on spelling of his last name, BITLE.

Retired Dep. Sheriff Judy Miller-Thrower
Alameda County Sheriff's Dept.

May 17, 2013

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