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Deputy Sheriff Stanley Clay Helton | Menifee County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky Menifee County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

Deputy Sheriff

Stanley Clay Helton

Menifee County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch: Monday, July 25, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/13/1932

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Executed in 1933

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Deputy Sheriff Stanley Helton was shot and mortally wounded and Deputy Sheriff Marion Stapleton was shot and killed by a man wanted for the murder of a local farmer the previous day.

The suspect, known throughout the area as Bad Bill, opened fire with a shotgun as the deputies approached. Deputy Stapleton was killed instantly. Deputy Helton, struck in the chest, succumbed to his wounds 12 days later. A third deputy was slightly wounded.

The suspect fled into the mountains, but surrendered to a posse five days later. He was sentenced to death for Deputy Helton's murder and executed in the electric chair November 3, 1933.

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Deputy Sheriff Marion Stapleton
Menifee County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky
End of Watch: Wednesday, July 13, 1932
Cause: Gunfire

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It's "Police Week 2013",time set aside to honor the sacrifice of thousands of officers like you who gave their lives in service to their community. Thousands of people will see your name carved in the wall in Washington DC. As we take this week to honor the sacrifices that were made, I wanted to say that you are not forgotten. You are remembered and honored.

Chaplain Michael A. Crain I
Huber Heights Police Division
May 12, 2013


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