Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 1 year
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Rifle; .22 caliber
Offender: Shot and killed
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.