Deputy Constable James C. Stapleton

Deputy Constable James C. Stapleton

Lafayette County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, May 9, 1919

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James C. Stapleton

Deputy Constable James Stapleton, Sheriff Joe Talbott and Deputy Sheriff John McDonald were were shot and killed while transporting a car their they arrest to jail.

Deputy Stapleton had served with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Department for one year. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 5, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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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 9, 2015

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