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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

Incident Date: 6/15/1899

Weapon: Handgun

Suspect: 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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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 113th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
June 15, 2012

 

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