As a Deputy Sheriff, part of his territory
included the small town of Lolo Pass, Montana. He patrolled on
horseback. On a routine visit, he was called to the saloon to help
with a rowdy customer. He knew the drunken customer and the bar
owner. He defused the situation and managed to get the drunk out
of the saloon and on his way home (or so he thought) then he had a
drink with the owner (rules were a bit more lax those days).
When he left the saloon, the man he'd ejected was across the street
hiding behind a rain barrel or watering trough. He shot the deputy
sheriff with a 30-30 rifle. The guy was taken into custody by
citizens, and later convicted. It is said that Edmond Trudeau was
pretty well liked.
Edmond Trudeau's great nephew
January 25, 2011