Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 6 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: One sentenced to life; One shot and kill
Deputy Sheriff David Beck and Deputy Sheriff Robert Stolz 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 Beck had served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.
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Deputy Sheriff Robert David Stolz