Timothy Charles Reed, 47, who had been a special agent for the U.S. Office of the Inspector General, died in a traffic accident on Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, near Williston, N.D.
He was born May 26, 1965, in Billings to Charlie and Audrey (Appel) Reed. He grew up in Billings, attended Highland Elementary, Lewis and Clark Junior High and graduated from Billings Senior High schools in 1983.
During high school he lettered in football, played first chair baritone in Symphonic Band, was president of Key Club and a member of the first group of Senior Advocate.
Following high school he attended Montana State University Bozeman, where he was a member of SAE Fraternity. He received an associate of arts degree from Sheridan College in 1988 and graduated from Chadron State in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
Following an internship with the federal marshal’s office while in college, he was hired as a special agent for the U.S. Department of Interior, Office of the Inspector General. His career in criminal justice took him from Denver to St. Paul to Billings, back to Denver and home to Billings again in 2009. He received numerous awards for his investigative work and was trained as a firearms instructor and armorer.
He was a member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and actively involved in the annual fundraising auction. He was a collector of c1assic military vehicles and other items on wheels.
Survivors include his parents and a brother, Jeff Reed of Billings.
Memorials may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Billings Golden “K” Kiwanis Foundation or Billings Animal Shelter.
A vigil service was held Jan. 22 at Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary. Funeral Mass was Jan. 23 at St. Patrick’s Co-Cathedral with Rite of Committal following at Yellowstone Valley Memorial Park. Following the interment a reception was held at the Billings Elks Club.