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Aug. 24, 1932
Sweet Grass County Sheriff's Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Wed. Aug. 24, 1932
Undersheriff Whitsel was shot and killed while he and the sheriff searched for a suicidal man. The two officers were on horseback and riding a remote trail in Blind Bridger Canyon when they were ambushed by the man with a rifle. Both men were struck and Undersheriff Whitsel was mortally wounded. Although wounded, the sheriff was able to go for help. The body of the suspect was found a short time later suffering from a self inflicted gunshot wound.