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Patrolman James Loyd Stapp | Sweetwater Police Department, Tennessee Sweetwater Police Department, Tennessee


James Loyd Stapp

Sweetwater Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Sunday, January 16, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Died in prison

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Patrolman Stapp was shot and killed by a suspect with a 12-gauge shotgun. The man was sentenced to life and was denied parole in 2000. He later died in prison.

Patrolman Stapp had been with the agency for 17 years.

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Patrolman Stapp, I take some solace in knowing your murderer never saw freedom again. Neither have you, nor has your family. On this 39th anniversary of your gruesome murder, I thank you for your service.

God Bless and may your continued rest be ever peaceful, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
January 16, 2016


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