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Sheriff Paul Stier | Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York

Sheriff

Paul Stier

Queens County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch: Friday, October 13, 1916

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/13/1916

Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Sheriff Paul Stier was shot and killed as he attempted to evict a squatter from a house.

Sheriff Stier and a patrolman from the New York City Police Department went to the house to evict the suspect and arrest him on a warrant. When Sheriff Stier and the Patrolmen entered the location, the suspect had a .22 caliber rifle. When Sheriff Stier ordered the suspect to drop the gun, the suspect fired killing Sheriff Stier and wounding the Patrolmen.

The suspect then fled to the roof of the house with his rifle. Reserve officers were called in from the Flushing Station and three more Patrolmen from the New York City Police Department were wounded before the suspect was shot and killed.

Sheriff Steir had served as the Sheriff of Queens County for one year. He was survived by his wife and two children.

The Queens County sheriff's Department was merged into the New York City Sheriff's Department in 1942.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 95th 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
October 13, 2011

 

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