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 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.

Bio

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

Incident Details

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

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Thank you for your service and please know that no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 29, 2020

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