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Deputy Sheriff Barney Stiel | Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Deputy Sheriff

Barney Stiel

Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 26, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: 11 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Barney Stiel and Sheriff William Preston, of the Desha County Sheriff's Office, were shot and killed by two brothers they were attempting to arrest near Dumas.

As Deputy Stiel, Sheriff Preston, and several other deputies approached the suspects cabin one of the brothers opened fire killing Sheriff Preston instantly. As Deputy Stiel returned fire killing his sheriff's murderer, the other suspect shot and killed him. The other deputies shot and killed his killer and seriously wounded their father as he arrived on the scene firing his rifle at them.

The next morning the suspects father was seized from the local jail by a mob and hanged from a water tank just outside of town on the Iron Mountain Railroad.

Deputy Stiel was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and had served with the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office for 11 years.

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Sheriff William D. Preston
Desha County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas
End of Watch: Tuesday, September 26, 1911
Cause: Gunfire

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Deputy Sheriff Stiel,
It has taken almost 98 years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow officer for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Desha County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
May 19, 2009

 

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