James B. Thompson
Under Sheriff, Missoula County, Montana
Died July 1, 1878 at Jocko Agency,
Flathead Indian Reservation, Lake County, Montana


Under Sheriff James B. Thompson
Missoula county Sheriff's Department
Monday, July 01, 1878

Under Sheriff Thompson died of heat stroke after riding on horseback for 60 miles in 100 degree temperature from Missoula to the Flathead Indian Reservation to arrest a man who had escaped from the County Jail. When he arrived at the reservation he collapsed.  He was put under the care of a doctor but died one week later.