Deputy Sheriff D. H. Dillingham

Deputy Sheriff D. H. Dillingham

Bannock County Sheriff's Department, Idaho

End of Watch Monday, June 29, 1863

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D. H. Dillingham

Deputy D.H. Dillingham was shot and killed in Virginia City, Montana, by three men who were seeking revenge against him.

Deputy Dillingham had discovered that the three, one of whom was a fellow deputy, were going to rob two miners and warned the intended victims. When the three suspects learned of the warning, they located Deputy Dillingham and shot him.

Two of the men were sentenced to death but, on a second jury vote, were sentenced to banishment from Virginia City.

Deputy Dillingham had only been appointed a deputy the previous month.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Montana
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

revenge, robbery attempt

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Deputy Sheriff Dillingham,
On today, the 160th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bannock County.


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June 29, 2023

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