Slain Deputy and Suspects Identified

(Broadwater County, Mont.) The Broadwater County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Deputy murdered this morning on Highway 287 near Three Forks.  Deputy Mason Moore was a  3  year veteran of the Sheriff’s Office.  He was a husband and father of 3 children.

The suspects have been identified and are in custody in Missoula County.  They are 38 year old Marshall Barrus of Gallatin County and 62 year old Lloyd Barrus last known address in Bakersfield California.  The Broadwater County Attorney is consulting with the Missoula County Attorney and charges will be filed at a later time.  Media contact is Gallatin County Sheriff Brian Gootkin at 406-539-8824 or

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