Chief of Police Orville Edwin Sharbono

Chief of Police Orville Edwin Sharbono

Fairview Police Department, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, March 17, 1990

Orville Edwin Sharbono

Chief of Police Orville Sharbono was shot and killed while serving civil papers.

While on the scene the suspect flanked Chief Sharbono from a side door and shot him in the lower back. Chief Sharbono was able to return fire and wound the suspect, however, as he lay on the ground the suspect walked over to him and shot him in the head. The suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life.

Chief Sharbono was survived by his wife and three grown children.


  • Age 60
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 27-6

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

civil papers

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Well on this anniversary you will not be alone. This past year your bride and love of your life joined you. Your heart is once again complete. Blessings on you Chief.

Richland Co Sheriffs Office

March 18, 2016

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