Posted by Joan Smith (+21) 10 years ago
We lost our father this last Friday and we want the people of Miles City to know how thankful we are to this community that supported him over the last few years of his life. Your kindness and helpfulness enabled him to live at home and function independently even tho it was difficult. Without your help and caring this would not have been posible. He LOVED this town and the people more than you know......God Bless you all.

Sincerely, Audrey, Doug, Joan and Kathy
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Posted by Chris Choate Raible (+37) 10 years ago
I am so sorry to hear about Bill's passing. He was a wonderful man, and my thoughts and prayer are with your family today.

Take Care,
Chris
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Posted by Bart Freese (+930) 10 years ago
When I saw the name in the subject line I thought oh no, we've lost another good one.

In other forums we have the You Know You're from Miles City When . . . Bill really fit that and was one of the best representatives of Miles City -- he was the essence of this place from the past to present.
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Posted by Leif Ronning (+67) 10 years ago
Yes, we lost another good one alright. Not that there is anything wrong with the current law officers, but Bill was a great sheriff that had the respect of not only the law abiding citizens but the people who he at times he had to arrest. The stories were the stuff of ledgens.
Rest in peace Bill. Leif Ronning
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Posted by polar bear (+513) 10 years ago
I appreciate all your father did for my hometown.
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Posted by Barbara Hoover (+45) 10 years ago
Bill,
Was an honest good man, a no truer "Cowboy". His legacy will live on. My deepest sympathies.
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Posted by Carol S (+239) 10 years ago
Bill will be greatly missed by all of his neighbors. We looked forward to his little wave as we drove up to my mothers across the street. She enjoyed baking him goodies and giving him fresh produce out of her garden. He said he always appreciated it. He was a good man and we will be missed greatly by his neigbors Carl & Ginger and family and Rose and her family. God needed another real cowboy,

[This message has been edited by Carol S (1/31/2010)]
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+600) 10 years ago
Sorry to hear about Bill. I didn't know him well,but remember him as a hell of nice guy. One time probly 12 or 15 years ago he showed up in Las Vegas during the National Finals. He was escorting prisoners from Custer County. Naturaly he looked up all the Custer County people who were there, I think he stayed 3 or 4 days. When he was leaving he said that the free trip to Las Vegas cost him 3 or 4 thousand.
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Posted by Tina Bean (+419) 10 years ago
My thoughts and Prayres are with you all. He was a good man!!! Carry on cowboy.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14145) 10 years ago
My condolences to the family. I remember Bill at a couple of brandings. When I was 6 or 7 my job at brandings was usually squirting KRS on all of the bull calves that had just been cut. Bill was often the one with the knife doing the castration. I remember him as a very nice and patient guy.
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Posted by Chuck Schott (+1288) 10 years ago
I think you'll be hard pressed to find anyone to say a negative thing about Sheriff Damm. I remember him as a fair man who ran a fair Sheriff's department, he is truly one of the people who come to my mind when there is talk of the "good old days".
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+9846) 10 years ago
What Bart said. Smart baby brother I has. Kathy, Audrey, my mom is still with us so try to drop by. She can't get out much but is sharp as a tack.

Bill Damm will go down with Sheriff Savage and Sheriff Western, two of Miles City's earlier sheriffs, as a legend for the ages.
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Posted by Debbie Koehler-Jurad (+14) 10 years ago
So very sorry to hear the news of your Dad's passing. He was such a fine honorable man & truly, larger than life. My prayers & sympathies to all of the family.
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Posted by Mary McClarty (+84) 10 years ago
I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. My dad thought the world of him. Prayers are with your family.
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