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- Dec. 21, 1935 -
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Billings Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: MT, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Dec. 21, 1935
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 61 yrs. of age
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Dept: Billings Police Dept.
MT   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
On The Job: 19 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: MT   USA   Sat. Dec. 21, 1935
Summary: Patrolman Pettit was accidentally shot by another officer's gun.

Patrolman Pettit was attaching a container to a fumigating device when another officer who was helping him bent down and his .38-caliber revolver slipped from his shoulder holster and hit the cement floor. The gun fired and Patrolman Pettit was hit by a bullet that passed through his stomach and liver. He was rushed to the hospital and doctors operated, but the wound proved fatal. He died the next day from the gunshot.

Patrolman Pettit had served with the Billings Police Department for 19 years. He was survived by his wife and three children,

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