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Deputy Sheriff William Larkin Stiles | Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

Deputy Sheriff

William Larkin Stiles

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Nevada

End of Watch: Sunday, November 8, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 37

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy William Stiles was shot and killed while serving civil papers to the owner of a ranch 90 miles northwest of Winnemucca, Nevada. The man opened fire on Deputy Stiles, striking him three times, as he walked from the ranch house to the barn. The suspect was charged with Deputy Stiles' murder but acquitted at trial. Deputy Stiles had been a former member of the Arizona Rangers and had been deputized by the Sheriff to serve the court papers.

Deputy Stiles is reportedly buried in an unmarked/unknown grave in Old Pioneer Cemetery, Winnemucca, Humbolt County, Nevada.

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Rest in Peace. As I spend the last 22 days of my career serving civil papers and process I can reflect on the dangers that cost you your life.

Charlie Stiles
Brevard County Sheriffs Office, Florida
August 26, 2015

 

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