Deputy Sheriff James Mackay

Deputy Sheriff James Mackay

Meagher County Sheriff's Department, Montana

End of Watch Saturday, May 13, 1893

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James Mackay

Deputy James Mackay succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier while riding with a posse attempting to capture two men who had murdered Special Deputy William Rader two days earlier.

The suspect was arrested in Needles, California, in 1895 and returned to Meagher County. He was convicted of Deputy Mackay's murder and hanged on December 20, 1895. A second suspect was hanged in Helena, Montana June 8, 1896.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Thursday, May 11, 1893
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1895

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 13, 2015

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