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Deputy Sheriff James Monroe Stafford | Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

James Monroe Stafford

Anderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Thursday, June 15, 1899

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 25 years

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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.

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I did not know you however your daughter Fannie Sue Cowart was my grandmother. What an honor to know of a relative of such honor being part of my family. I think it would have been so cool to have known you. At least I got to know a great daughter of yours.

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Your great great grand daughter.
July 27, 2015

 

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