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Constable Mack Stubblefield | Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri

Constable

Mack Stubblefield

Caruthersville Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, November 12, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Acquitted

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Constable Mack Stubblefield was shot and killed while conducting a raid on a gambling den on 12th Street at approximately 7:30 pm.

The proprietor of the gambling den had threatened to kill Constable Stubblefield if he attempted to raid the den. Despite the threat, he requested the assistance of a deputy constable and a sheriff's deputy and proceeded to the establishment.

As Constable Stubblefield entered the proprietor stepped out from behind patrons and opened fire, striking him in the head. The deputies returned fire, severely wounding the man. The subject was charged with murder but acquitted at trial two hours later.

Constable Stubblefield had only served as constable for three months and was murdered only five hours before the expiration of his interim term. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 12, 2010

 

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