A William Girtwood is listed as President of the Local Police Protection Association in Billings in December of 1908. William Girdwood is listed as a police officer in the 1916 City Directory. A William (Bill) Girdwood, former policeman and fire chief, died in 1943 - See Heart Attack Fatal, Billings Gazette, September 2, 1943, p. 1. Girdwood came to the Yellowstone valley in 1899 to ride range for a large cattle outfit and joined the Maverick Hose Company in 1907 and was eventually named assistant fire chief.
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1916 City Directory. See Heart Attack Fatal, Billings Gazette, September 2, 1943, p. 1.
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