Narcotics Inspector Spencer Stafford

Narcotics Inspector Spencer Stafford

United States Department of the Treasury - Bureau of Narcotics, U.S. Government

End of Watch Thursday, February 7, 1935

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Spencer Stafford

Inspector Stafford was shot and killed by a corrupt sheriff, a deputy and two other men in Post, Texas. As he exited a veterinary clinic the sheriff opened fire on him with a machine gun. The veterinarians had been charged with federal drug violations.

While awaiting trial, the sheriff and a deputy who killed Inspector Stafford both committed suicide.

Inspector Stafford was survived by his wife, parents and brother.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Texas
  • Weapon Rifle; Machine gun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Inspector Stafford was accompanied to Post by longtime Dallas-based Bureau of Narcotics Agent Van C. McCullough.

John McDonald

February 26, 2018

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