Bio & Incident Details
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Incident Date: 6/15/1899
Suspect: Sentenced to 25 years
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.