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Yellowstone County Biographies

James T. Webb
Sheriff Yellowstone Co


Revised 20 June 2001c



James Webb came to the Billings area about 1896. He was a livestock inspector for David Pratt and large cattle companies. He also had participated in some spectacular manhunts and had arrested Sam Ackerman and J. McCoy (armed horse thieves) on Indian land. He was shot by William C. Bickford on March 24th, 1908, while arresting him for stealing horses. His funeral was held in the Coliseum Rink, and attended by about 2,500 persons. Posses were set up to catch the killer, and found him hiding in a Sheep-Wagon.

Extensive details about the posse and Webb are available at the Billings library.

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