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  1. 1. Historic State Prison home to Law Dnforeement MuseumBy Mike R. Bondarenko cational and historical incorporation, city of Deer Lodge and the Powell opened in the historic old prison, which County Museum and Arts Foundation, is located near I-90. about 55 miles who lease the prison from the state. Montana is best known as Big Sky southwest of Helena in the Rocky It opens to the public every May 15Country. But tbr most of this century, at Mountains. with ceremonies recognizing Montanaleast tbr hundreds of convicted crimi- The museum, located inside the Peace Officers Memorial Day. Toursnals, its skies were limited to what wal ls of the old Montana State Prison, is are given from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. everycould be seen through the black iron open to the public and features law Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Fridaybars that crisscrossed the windtlws of enforcement artifacts, memorabilia and and Saturday until late fall. It alsothe old Montana State Prison in Deer historical displays about the prison. It open by appointment during otherLodge. houses the only memorial dedicated to times of the year, Tyler said. The historic old prison, which was the memory of state law enforcement Police insignia collectors are partic-closed when the state opened a modern officers slain in the line o[ duty. It also ularly welcome. Donations of Montananew correctional facility a tew years serves as a public education center. law enforcement memorabilia and oldago, housed the most famous criminals Tyler said the museum was organized police equipment are actively solicitedin the states history, a collection of in 1987 as a nonprofit corporation, gov- and gratefully appreciated.miscreants that included murderers, erned and operated by Montanas law Montana law enforcement has beenrapists, kidnappers, burglars, drug enforcement professional associations traced to April l 863, when outlaw gangdealers and, yes, even a few cops g()ne fhe lacility is actively supported by the leader Henry Plummer became thebad. state attorney general, law enforcement states first elected sheriff. He presided The old prison, which was depicted services division, law enforcement over all the gold camps southeast of theon the colorful Montana Department of academy, sheriffs and peace otficers Bitterroot Mountains, where gold hadCorrections shoulder patch, resembles a association, chiefs of police associa- been discovered tive years earlier.medieval stone castle with guard tttwers tion, the Association of Montana High- Only two months later, on June 29,overlooking each corner and an impos- way Patrolmen, fish and game warden 1863, D.H. Dillingham became theing iron gate that served as the main association. the Police Protective Asso- first Montana lawman killed in the lineentrance. ciation, corrections association and of duty, when he was assassinated bY After the state closed the prison, c()unty attorneys association. Plummers gang.Terry Tyler, a former law enforcement "The museum is supported through (Incidentally, Plummer was amongofficer, thought the structure should be donations and yearly memberships of 2l outlaws hanged that December whenpreserved as a historical site. law enforcement personnel, criminal a vigilante committee was formed in the He also thought it would be an appro- justice associates and private citizens," territory after outlaws killed 102 peoplepriate location for a memorial to Mon- Tyler said. Sponsorship is welcomed and stole more than $250,000 in gold intana law enforcenrent officers who gave ftorn any law enforcement officer or raids on the mining camps during histheir lives in the line ol duty. civilian friend of law enforcement. first year as "sheriff." Outraged citi- His dreanr came true recentlY when He explained that the facility, which zens had had enough violence and law-the newly refurbished Montana Law was extensively remodeled before it was lessness and, like in many otherEnforcernent Museum, a nonprofit edu- reopcned as a museum, is hosted by the territories, took matters into their own2OlMONTANA HIGHWAY PATROLMAN
  2. 2. Law Enforcementhands and meted out swift, decisivejustice!) Museum oflicefs named The first U.S. Marshals office inMontana opened in Helena in 1865, Dan L. Hollis has been elected the new chairman of the Montana Lawonly a year after President Abraham Enforcement Museum Boardof Directors. Hollis, a l9-yearveteran lawman, Lincoln created the Montana Territory. is a sergeant of the Patrol Division of Butte-Silver Bow County Law The U.S. Territorial Prison for Mon- Enforcement Agency.tana Territory opened in l87l in Deer Elected to the post of vice-chairman is Gail E. Keith, a Z2-year veteranl,odge under the marshals direction. It patrolman of the Montana Highway Patrol stationed at Deer Lodge.was the predecessor of the same state Hollis and Keith were elected by the rnuseums board during their annualprison that is now the museuml meeting and will serve in their executive positions for two years. The The museum has come a long way museums Board of Directors consists of appointed representatives fromsince it was totally reorganized three each of Montana state criminal justice professional associations. The stateyears ago. At first, there was only a associations equally own and operate the museum and the states officiallysmall museum and memorial. The recognized Montana Law Enforcement Officers Memorial. Both are locatedmemorial had been Tylers dream since within leased space in the historic Old Montana State Prison. 1980, when the former deputy sheriff The Montana Law Enforcement Museum is gearing up for its third season,began researching line-of-duty deaths which will last through October. May l5 marked the third annual Montanathat had occurred in the state. Peace Officers Memorial Day cerenrony conducted at the museunVrnemo- Two years later, Tyler moved to Deer rial site. State and local officials, Iaw enforcement personnel, slain officersLodge and met James Blodgett, the families and citizens from across Montana were in attendance.former deputy warden at the Montana New museum exhibits for 199 I will include the opening of a new wing thatState Prison, whose dream it was to features displays of agency uniforrns and weapons once used in crime. Als<;Troopers attended the Police Me- scheduled are exhibits on Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), K-9,morial Day ceremony at the Crime Stoppers, a research station on officers slain in the line of duty, alongmuseum. with new and expanded agency history exhibits. Major contributors making the l99l season possible include the Ana- conda Federal Job Corps, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, Burlington North- ern Foundation, Verne E. Stull Memorial, Montana Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, J.C. Penney Conrpany, Montana Police Protective Association, Missoula County Deputy Sheriffs Association and Association of Montana Highway Patrolmen. SUMMER 199I /2.I
  3. 3. MUSEUMcreate a law enforcement museum on enforcement agencies and private indi- and thankS to law officers still living.the site. viduals around the state donated arti- The museum opens during this week. Their ideas were combined and, with fac(s, memorabilia and historical Governor Stephens, upon presentinghelp from a group of local law enforce- material. the document, expressed his honor atment officers, corrections personnel The Job Corps in Anaconda was en- being the first Montana governor toand private citizens, a small museum listed to construct the new facilities and proclaim and recognize Peace Officerwith a few artifacts was opened in a exhibits. Impressive displays were de- Memorial Day, which was declared na-cramped room at the prison in July signed and brought to the new facility tionally by President John E Kennedy1985. There as also a small memorial to by their respective associations and de- just months before he was assassinated.slain law enforcement officers. partments. All law enforcement and Finally, Montana peace officers who Blodgett left the state to take a job in corrections officers volunteered their died serving the slate received thethe Washington State Corrections sys- time and talents. honor and recognition they deserve.tem. Without his leadership and exper- Funding came from many individ- The names of 78 slain officers sincetise, the museum and the organization uals, organizations and corporate spon- I 863 were echoed across the old prisonhe bqilt it around slowly began to decay. sors. Among them were the Burlington yard as the museunr and memorialBy 1987, it was totally disbanded. Northern Foundation, Louisiana Pa- opened on May 15 as the U.S. flag However, in the spring of that year, cific Corporation, Second Chance Body waved at half-mast after being pre-Montanas law enforcenrent professio- Armor, Calibre Press, Dennis R. Wash- sented by the Montana Army Nationalnal associations joined forces and cre- ington Foundation, Bank of Montana Cuard. They were rernernbered by 200ated what is now the law enforcement System, Yellowstone County Sherifl"s people at the official dedication cere-museum. Bylaws and organizational Deputies Association, Montana Sher- mony for the new museurn and the firststructure were established, and the nru- ifts and Peace Ofiicers Association, annual Montana Peace Officers Menro-seunl was incornorated in 1988. Association of Montana Highway Pa- rial Day. Under the leadership of Powell trolmen, Missoula County Deputy Fellow officers and civilians stood atCounty Dcputy Shcritt Bernard Bar- Shcrilfs Association and thc Motttana altention in a light ruin. Sonrc waitcd toton, a retired Montana Highway patrol- Policc Protective Association. hear the nanrc ola tiiend or loved one.nran, the museurn got permission fiom "Support extends around the state Law ofTicers fiom more than 20 agen-the Powcll County Museum and Arts said Tyler. cies, from as f-ar north as Havre and eastFoundation to use part of the north end On May 5, 1989, another milestone to Billings, saluted their conrrades asof the old prison adnrinistration build- in Montana law enforcement history the last roll call of Montanas finest wasing for expansion. Last year, the mu- occurred when, at the request ofthe law read. Also in attendance were the fanri-scurn boartl hegan cxtensivc enfrlrcement museum, Governor Stan lies of 29 slain o[licers.renrodeling of the old library and class- Stephens signed an official pnrclama- Unfortunately, Governor Stephensrooms. They expanded the display area tion calling on citizens to recognize and Attorney General Marc Racicotfronr 700 square feet to nearly 3,000 May 15 as Montana Peace Officers were on the way to the ceremony assquare feet. New carpeting, ceiling Memorial Day "to especially honor and keynote speakers, but were turned backtiles, lighting fixtures and a central remember all of the Montana officers by adverse weatherover the mountains.heating system were installed. who have lost their lives to serve, pro- Afterward, many members of the M()ntana Highway Patrolman Cail tect and assist this state and its people." fallen officers families left the mu-Keith became chairman and launched a The proclamation also asks Mon- seums menroria[ room with tears invigorous program to upgrade the arti- tanans to observe the week in which their eyes. Yet, as they departed, mostfacts and exhibits progranr. Many law May l5 falls by expressing appreciation expressed satisfaction that their loved * ;i "-:+ a f:" At left, the museums main exhibit area, and at right, a memorial dedicated to the memory of slain Montana law enforcement officers. One of only 14 such memorials in the United States, it shows a oolice officer holdino a small child. SUMMER 1991t23
  4. 4. MUSEUMones; sacrifice will not be forgotten straints, radios, photos, missing chil- lessness created by the infamousagain and that their rightful place in the dren photos fiom across the nation, "Whoop-Up Trail," upon which illegalhistory of Montana is tinally secure. drug abuse myths and facts, the actual whiskey was run in Montana between Collectors will enjoy the museum. handcuffs and leg irons used on Lee Fort Benton and the Northwest Terri-There are displays by Butte-Silver Bow Harvey Oswald, and a display about tory in the late 1860s and early 1870s.County law enforcement, Creat Falls Montanas first female sheriff, Ruth Tyler said many projects have beenPolice Department, Montana Highway Garfield, who took over in Golden Val- undertaken since the museum opened.Patrol, Montana Sheriffs and Peace Of- ley County afier her husband, Jesse, Last summer, volunteers worked on ex-ficers Association, Montana Depart- was shot to death while on duty in 192 I . panding the uniforms exhibit, creatingnrent of Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the Theres even an exhibit about the an old sheriffs office exhibit conrplcteAnaconda-Deer Lodge County Police. Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The with a cell from the old Butte City Jail, Other displays contain unifbrrns, re- RCMP was verv active in curbine law- and establishing a collection of weapons ,W 7 I The Montana Peace Officers Memorial Day ceremony at the Law Enforcement Museum Photographs or drawings of all 94 Montana lawenforcement officers who have given their lives in the line of dutv SUMMER 1991/25
  5. 5. MUSEUMused in the commission of crimes. state! more who were touched and influencedThere are also plans to obtain a 1930s Also, Tller said any collector inter- by Montanas finest. In rememberingMontana Highway Patrol motorcycle. ested in contributing items about Mon- these individuals, we are paying respect An audio-video theater is planned for tana law enforcement or funds for the to the thousands of peace officers nowthe future. It will feature law enforce- operation of the museum is encouraged serving Montana. The highway patrol-ment and public safety toPics. to write to him at the Montana Law men and women, the sheriffs deputy or "Most people have long held a fas- Enforcement Museum, PO. Box 107, city officer, the game warden and live-cination with law enforcement," said Deer Lodge, MT 59122. stock inspectoq the correctional offi-Tyler. "ln fact, if we were to judge cers and the state and localsimply by the popularity of movies Comments bY Governor Stan Ste- investigators, these and others involvedtelevision and books with this theme, it phens at the Montana Peace Officers in maintaining peace in Montana arecan easily be concluded that the general Memorial DaY ceremonY: remembered and given a public salutepublic holds the subject in high esteem This is the third annual Montana by those of us here today.and attractiveness. However, the unfor- Peace Officers Memorial DaY Cere- There are many responsible for to-tunate problem with most depictions of mony, but it is the first ceremony to be days ceremony. As in every human en-law enfbrcement is they are too often held at what is now Montanas official deavor, there is always an initiatot afictitious and misleading. law enforcement memorial-the Mon- catalyst, a reason why things turn out "The Montana Law Enforcement tana Law Enforcement Museum here in the way they do. As I close my remarksMuseum not only provides this popular Deer Lodge at the Old State Prison. today, I want to recognize the efforts ofsubject, but presents it from its We worked with legislators to create a Montanan who has played a large parts6u1ss-lsw enforcement professionals the memorial this year. I was honored to in making this memorial and this mu-themselves attempting to dispel the sign the legislation, just as I am hon- seum such a fitting tribute to those wemyths and assumptions, and therebY ored to be here todaY call Montanas finest.bringing law enforcement and the pub- We call them Montanas finest-the Terry Tller has been the initiator andlic closer in understanding." men and women who enforce our laws, catalyst for the Montana Law Enforce- The coordinator believes that while protect our lives and property and who ment Museum. Since this projects be-Montana is among 14 states that have are always there when we need them ginning back in 1983, Terry has been acreated law enforcement memorials, his These are men and women who Put tireless volunteer dedicated to makingis the only one that shows photographs their lives on the line every day. They what you see before you happen. Hesof each of the slain officers. Across the are a dedicated group of public servants helped bring the various Montana lawnation. states have established memo- and an important Part of what makes enforcement agencies together in sup-rials that range from a stone, statue or Montana communities such good port of this facility and its historical andplaque listing no names. Ours features places for our children to grow up and memorial services. For his efforts, Iihe photographic or sketched likeness of all of us to live, work and PlaY. want to present Terry TVler, the volun-each officer, allowing him to be remem- We lost two officers last Year. In teer coordinator/executive director ofbered not only for his act of a sacrifice March 1990, the resPected and well- operations for the Montana Law En-but also allowing visitors to see and liked Fairview Police Chief Orville forcement Museum, with this gover- remember them personally by looking Sharbono was shot and killed while nors citation recognizing his past and into their faces." serving court papers in his community. continuing services to the Montana Law Tyler said Montanas accomPlish- Later in June, Big Horn County Deputy Enforcement CommunitY and all the ment has not gone unrecognized. "In its Sheriff Janet Rogers was shot and killed people of our great state of Montana. brief history, the Montana Law En- in an exchange ofgunfire with an armed forcement Museum has inspired other robbery suspect. Both tragedies and The State of Montana Governors organizations wishing to do the same. both officers are remembered here to- Citation Among these have been agencies from day. They join 9l other Montana Peace New Mexico, New York and North Da- Oificers whs we are honoring in our hearts and in our minds. WHEREAS, the State of Montana has kota," he explained. Establishing this memorial is our been blessed with a select grouP of Tyler cordially invites anyone inter- way of remembering; remembering caring and professional people who put ested in law enforcement history to stop thole who are dear to us, those who the service and needs of others above by the museum during its summer and served us well and those who should not any beyond themselves, fall season. Special appointments for tours at other times may be arranged by be forgotten because what they worked for and what they believed in is essential WHEREAS, such peoPle deserve rec- writing. for the success of our society today and ognition for the service they provide to The museum maintains a bulletin assist others and make Montana a better board where collectors can leave their in the future. There are 93 individuals remem- place in which to live; and business cards or information about their collections. This is an excellent bered here, 93 stories of Montanans who worked to make a difference for WHEREAS, Terry L. TYler of Ana- way lbr Montana collectors to reach this state, 93 families and hundreds conda. Montana, has worked as a dedi- potential contacts from throughout the SUMMER 1991127
  6. 6. MUSEUMcated, selfless and tireless volunteer to enforcement history of Montana; givesbring about the establishment (in 1983) public recognition to those who are a TRENDSETTERof the Montana Law Enforcement Mu- part of law enforcement and criminal BEAUTY SALONseum in the historic old Montana State justice professions; brings law officersPrison at Deer Lodge, Montana; and and civilians closer; informs about crime and public safety through educa-WHEREAS, through Terry L. Tylers tional displays; and maintains Mon- 328-4726outstanding leadership as the Museums tanas official nremorial dedicated to its Montana Avenuevolunteer coordinator/executive direc- local, county, state and federal officers ABSAROKEEtor of operations, the Museum has con- who have been killed or died in the linetinued to grow and develop into todays of duty.magnificent nonprofit educational andhistorical facility formed and operated NOW THEREFORE, I, STANby members of Montanas law enforce- STEPHENS, Governor of the State ofment community and supporters of Montana, do hereby issue this Gover-criminal justice; and nors Citation in recognition of Terry L. Tylers past and continuing dedicated HINNALANDWHEREAS, through Terry L. Tylers services to the Montana law enforce-untiring efforts, the Montana Law En- ment community and to all the people TRUCKING INC.forcement Museum preserves and pre- of this great state.sents artifacts, memorabilia and Dated this I 5rh day of May 199 I .historical accounts depicting the law Governor Stan Stephens 485-3690 Hishway g@ CIRCLE ELDON D. COOK ASSOCIATED CONSTRUCTION FOOD STORES HARLOWS SCHOOL BUS 466-2454 442-3140 SERVICE INC. 312 Fifth Avenue N.E. Airport Road CHOTEAU HELENA Ward SchoolBuses Congratulations to lhe Association of Montana Highway Patrolmen fof its outstanding eftorls on highway satety. 246-s7oo W)-. *n#r?*?* Hm SIX ROBBLEES NEW WEST lNc. OUTFITTERS HARRIT AUTO ALE Buyo$gll 11.3. 248-1658 201 N. 15th Street 475-3218 5680 Spokan Road @ BILLINGS EAST HELENA 255-97n 2491 Fkst Avenue N BILLINGS SUMMER 1991 /2S
  7. 7. limited schedule. In any case, the plays, drug abuse education and serious situation facing them wiil historical exhi-bits, and features not detour conducting their annual the State of Montana Law En- MUSEUTVI NEWS Montana Peace Officers Memo- forcement Officers Memorial. rial Day celebration on May 15th. Prior to its creation, law enforce-{ IVIontana Lnw Enforcementfu{us e umlMemorial C losing ments vast and vital part in lvion- tf. - According to its Board of Direc- taRas rich history was negieetedAfter I6 years in Deer Lodge. the tors, the Montana Law Enforce- and iost. The ultimate saerificeslvlontana Law Enforcement Mu- ment Museum and State ]vlemoriai and memories of Montanas 114seum and State Memorial has de- has long needed faciiities of its law enforcernent pro fessi onaiscideci to relocate eisewhere in the own with more viable accessibil- who have died in the Line of Dutystate if possibie" ity and pubiic exposue. Although were iong before forgotten. visitation in its current locationMuseum officials recently an- inside Old Montana State Prison Future plans, in addition to ex-nounced their decision was made continues to drop annualiy, ex- panding its current 4,000 squaredue to continuing decrease in local pressed interest both nationally feet ofjam-packed displays andincome, tourism, and the long- and intemationaily has steadiiy exhibits, include proper storagestanding need of the museum to increased. Montanas law en- and research space for increasingexpand and grow. forcement museum-memorial has historical archives, a police vetri- serveci as a springboard and con- cle collection, interactive exhibits,At a recent meeting of the Mu- sultant inspiring at least eight interpretive theater, regional train-seum-memorials board of direc- other iike projects in the United ing auditorium, a chapel for thetors, a vote was taken to ciose the States. Most recently an off,rcial State iaw officers memorial, and2001 public season early, and be- request was received from the St. project work rooms.gin looking for a better and more Petersburg Russia Police Museumsuitable location. Tire vote was for consultative partnership. The To accomplish all this, the Mon-unanimous for the early season museum wiil aiso be participating tana criminal justice cornmunit,vclosure and relocation. Represen- in a major law enforcement his- needs the partnership of a moretatives of only rwo active board tory college text book project with viable and resourceful commu-positions were absenr from the Prentice-Hall Publishins. nity, inchiding private and corpo-meeting. rate donors, sponsors, benefactors Montanas law enforcement mu- and a wide voiunteer base. Seri-The last day of the museums sea- seum is one ofabout 20 across the ous proposals and offers for relo-son was Septernber 3Oth rather nation. and one of only a handful cation are being sought. Contact:tlian the museums regular date of that areopen to the general public. Coordinator. Montana Law En-October 3Otir of each year. In ad- It is or,r,ned and operated jointly forcement Museum, P.O. Boxdition to closing down the public by the professional criminal jr-rs- 107, Deer Lodge, MT 59722-season early this year, the Mu- tice associations of Montana. and 0107; or call: (406) 454-6827.seum has also been forced to re- is not supportecl by state or tederalduce its lr.ours from five days a ta.r dollars" It exists solely on pri-neek to Friday-Sundays, i0 a.m. r,.ate and corporate donations as ato 5 p.rn. Although now in the federai tax exempt 50i c 3 non-process of seekin_q reiocation and profit incorporation. The firuseltmthe funding sr-rpport to do it, the features a growing and vast arraymllseum-memorial hopes to re- of lar.v enforcement memorabiiia,open fbr next years season, if still artifac ts. uniforms, weapons.in Deer Lodge" even if only on a eqriipment, crime prevention dis- Autumn 2001, Volume 32, No. 3
  8. 8. Cash-strappe tributdofi Montana. ,1.^,)-, law Enforceme : ;its iblocaticin. . ffi move ratebenefaetors: ,, :. "Weve basically run out of locai In a July t3 letter from the ..funds;": Tller said during an inter- Powell County Museum and Aits . uisitri ,,rr:vigw this week, Foundation; director,Andv Towe i, :1.;i. i-, t,r ,1hs.ttraction is:owned bv vari- . blamed a aismU 2001 touiist season i::rdii3l ciiininal justice usso"iuliong .;r,:. at the old prisonslmuseum complex abioss thd stete, aiid relies.ori,,dona:, for.the funding cutback. The foun- - dation leases the bld prison and DEER LODGE - A,Tnuseum andi tions to raiSe the $10,000 ayear. : a memorial dedicated to Montanas needed to operate. operates oi.her attractions including police officers are out of.icalh, out: Tlrler, who serves as the Cascade a frontier museum, toymuseum of room and on the movel acbording County sheriffs chaplain, said and antique car display. members of its board of.diidctbrsr trustees voted to close the doors of , Towe said the foundations TerrY Trler,.coordinator for the the museum and memoiiillcirr monthiy commitment to the law Montana Law Enfoccement Sept, 30, a month ahead of schedule. bnforcement museum of $880 dur- Museum; Incj, said that nonprofit Thats because bf a decline in ing the tourist season would proba- organization, housed in the oldj tourist traffic.and a need to expand, bly halt after the Juiy payment. "We will not beable to contribute Montana State Prison in Deer , coupled with a loss of financial Lod.ge, is accepting proposals for backing from private and corpo; See TRIBUTE, Back Page renting the obscure, seeond- Deer Lodge, said the loss of memoriai irave been opera-Tribute ... floor location proved to be,a the museum and memorial handicap, Tller said. tional for 16 years, Tller said. Cqntiruedfi"om Page AJ wiil affect tourist trade. but Expansion plans for the "We thought it was a nice added that the out-of-the-wav museurn and memorials his- any further funds to r,^r,* idea, because prison is basi- attraction was often over- torieal archives include operation this year, uili?uv ::1Y:1:*d road of law enforcement," he said. looked. development of a poliee vehinot be abie to cont"iU,,i". rrl*t "The first,time I went to cle collection, interactive , cramped quarters the old prison,I missed it," exhibits, an interpretive the- Towe exptained tiruiv""r, "iiir-",;;C;;;;;"d^ .*J:Y,,ln. of potentiSl Cowan said. "The exposure ater, a regional training audi- I_:i::]9_tt "it""- .- invenrory as Alrler refuses . rhere is really bad, Those that dance ar ffi ;;is;, ;;se; tolium, project workrooms ...- , -p"r?e";.#fi.*J"rn 1:1llt-t-tlgnt",from"sheriff:s:.{;ii..,,,can find.r:g.s.fhr,ougtr,i but "[ffii"; &;il;rt00i,ffi|;iil -t;ffii,!#iT,t:**1#:":"t:!"*.t.$", "o*ruoill"r,l:ff#,rlrn;,:J-]i"." and a chapel for the law offi-:aroppeozo cers memorial, Tylbr-saiO.years count of 35,00C,. nuu Critelia for the new loca-ihat number shows ,ri*rll" "If we,were given -,-, .---.--- _,_--_ the dispiays, the museum fea_ tion inciude a minimum ofcant decrease from tfr"".io rinn ^ funds and the gpace to do it, tures the Montana Law 1.0,000 squar:e feet to accom-visitors per year rro-ti!""" we could 991u1" our. size - Enforcement officers modate growth, public acees-mid_19g0s to the tomorlow," Trler said. "Weve Memorial and sponsors an sibiiity and community sup-Towe said. "rid:ifi;r. had to turn down a lot of annual event in memory of Dort. The old prison site seemed thilgs" Montanas L14 peace officers - ^ P:Jl{-go*an, secretarv ofideal at firit, but "";; til;, -, chamber of commerce in slain in the line of duty since the 1863. The museum and

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