Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: One shot and killed; One sentenced to li
Deputies Robert Stolz and David Beck were shot and killed while searching a wooded area for two men who had fired a load of buckshot at another deputy during a traffic stop earlier in the day. Both deputies, caught in a merciless crossfire, managed to empty their revolvers killing one suspect.
The second 22-year-old suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In 1989 and again in 1992 he received new trials and was sentenced to life each time.. He has a parole hearing March 1, 2019.
Deputy Stolz had served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Department for 2 years and had previously served with the United States Navy as one of the first crew on the USS Kittyhawk. He is survived by his wife and son.
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Deputy Sheriff David Eugene Beck