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Deputy Sheriff James A. Spillman | Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

Deputy Sheriff

James A. Spillman

Lyon County Sheriff's Office, Kansas

End of Watch: Thursday, August 4, 1881

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Stabbed

Weapon: Edged weapon; Knife

Offender: Not available

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Deputy Spillman was stabbed to death while escorting a prisoner to the man's home so he could get clothing. The man had been arrested the previous day and declared insane. While at the man's home Deputy Spillman took inventory of several firearms in a trunk. As they left the man said he needed to get something else from inside. Before Deputy Spillman could object the man ran back inside and grabbed a gun and knife. He fired at Deputy Spillman but missed and then stabbed him to death.

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Rest in Peace, Deputy Spillman. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 4, 2014

 

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