Deputy Sheriff James Monroe Stafford

Deputy Sheriff James Monroe Stafford

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, June 15, 1899

James Monroe Stafford

Deputy Stafford was shot and killed by a disgruntled city marshal. Deputy Stafford was at the county jail with an attorney discussing the previous night's gambling raid.

The city marshal called Deputy Stafford out of the jail and began arguing with him and told him "stay out of my business." When Deputy Stafford responded by saying he was just doing his job the marshal pulled his pistol and shot him.

The marshal was convicted of murder and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Deputy Stafford was survived by his wife and eight children.

Bio

  • Age 42
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 25 years

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Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff James Monroe Stafford. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of An.derson County, Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell are now gnawing on your murder's bones.

Amen.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

June 15, 2016

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