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Marshal Baxter Stingley | Salida Police Department, Colorado Salida Police Department, Colorado

Marshal

Baxter Stingley

Salida Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch: Sunday, October 28, 1883

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Never apprehended

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Marshal Baxter Stingley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men who were wanted for stealing cattle. As Marshal Stingley approached the two men with his gun drawn, one of them grabbed his gun and shot him three times.

The suspect escaped and was never apprehended. There is speculation that the shooter was Billy the Kid. Marshal Stingley's deputy, Deputy Hugh Holmes, is said to have chased Billy the Kid to California after the shooting, but was unable to apprehend him.

Six months earlier, Marshal Stingley was shot and almost fatally wounded in the line of duty.

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Rest in Peace, Marshal Stingley. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
January 28, 2012

 

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