David LeRoy Briese, Jr., 38 of Billings died Friday, November 3, 2006 following an automobile accident while responding to a call for backup.
David was born in Billings December 11, 1967.
He worked as a law clerk and as an operator Assistant in a casino-restaurant operation before working as a detention officer for Yellowstone County from 1995- 2000. While at the Detention Facility David was promoted to Sergeant in 1998 and was team leader of the tactical unit. David was a contract instructor at the Montana Law Enforcement Academy from 1997 through 2001, teaching security principles and cell extraction. In 1999 he became a Reserve Deputy for Yellowstone County. In 2000, David became a Big Horn County Deputy Sheriff. In 2001 until the date of his untimely death, he worked as a Yellowstone County Deputy Sheriff. As a Patrol Deputy, he enforced federal, state and local laws. David was a dedicated officer who lost his life trying to perform his duty the best way he could.
David is survived by his wife Erene B. Briese, his two sons Justin David Briese, and Joshua Raymond Briese , his step-daughter Kylie Moore his mother Joanne Briese, his father and wife David L. Briese, Sr., and Dixie Briese, his sister Paulette S. (Ernie) Ellefson of Minnesota, a mother-in-law and father-in-law Urania Dusek and Raymond Dusek, uncles T. Jerome Sabie, Embarrass, MN, Daniel Sabie, Milwaukee, WI., David Sabie, Minneapolis, MN, John Briese, Jr., of Vernal Utah, his grandmother Frieda M. Sabie, aunts Linnea (Gimmer) Robinson, Holly (LeRoy) Axtell, Delaine Stroh and Lila (Bernard) Schleinger and numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be 11am Thursday at the Expo Center, Metra Park.