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Deputy Sheriff Willie Stutes | Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

Deputy Sheriff

Willie Stutes

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch: Sunday, July 10, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; Revolver

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Deputy Willie Stutes was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drunk and disorderly man at a local dance.

The man refused orders by Deputy Stutes to quiet down and leave the dance. When Deputy Stutes attempted to force him to leave the man pulled out a revolver and opened fire, striking Deputy Stutes and two men standing behind him.

The man was arrested a short time later by the parish sheriff. On April 25, 1928, he was convicted of manslaughter.

Deputy Stutes was survived by his wife and six 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 85th 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05
July 10, 2012

 

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