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Constable William Lewis Staggs | Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama


William Lewis Staggs

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 24, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Constable Staggs was shot and killed from ambush. The ambush took place as Constable Staggs rode his horse on his way home from work. Two men were charged with his murder but were acquitted at trial.

On May 5, 1912, a man shot and mortally wounded by his brother-in-law in Bibb County, told officials from his death bed that he shot and killed Constable Staggs. He also gave information that cleared several unsolved crimes in Jefferson County.

Constable Staggs was survived by his wife and six children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 25, 2015


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