About Sheriff’s Department

About the Sheriff’s Department

The first Sheriff of Blaine County was Issac A. Neibaur who served from 1912 to 1916. James Buckley followed from 1916 to 1920, J.Q Laswell 1920-1924, G.W. Fleming 1924-1934, C.B. Reser 1934 to 1949, E.T. Larkin was appointed after Reser’s death 1949-1951, Dan Hay 1951-1963, John A. Garland 1963-1967, Murdo MacLean 1967-1977, Robert G. Flynn appointed after MacLean’s death 1977-1978, Homer Duffner 1978-1980, Charles Hay 1980-1986, Glenn A. Huestis 1986-1991, John W. Harrington 1991-1995, Max Maddox appointed in 1996, Pete Paulsen 1996-1999, Glenn A. Huestis 1999 – current

Gone But Not Forgotten:

Josh Rutherford EOW 5-29-2003 Deputy Joshua Rutherford was shot and killed when he and another deputy responded to a domestic disturbance on U.S. Hwy 2 in Harlem, Montana.

Deputy Rutherford had served with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office for 4 years.

Pat Pyette EOW 12-14-2011 Undersheriff Pat Pyette was struck and killed by a vehicle while directing traffic around the scene of a disabled truck on U.S. Highway 2, between Chinook and Zurich.

Undersheriff Pyette had served with the Blaine County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years.


Contact Us

Blaine County Sheriff’s Office
420 Ohio St.
P.O. Box 8
Chinook, MT 59523

Department Phone Directory:

Main Number: 406-357-3260
SVOR Department: 406-357-3903
Civil Department: 406-357-3903
Dispatch: 406-357-3260
Main Fax: 406-357-2824