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. One was later arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life on July 4, 1920. He was granted a new trial and acquitted on September 14, 1922.

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

Bio

  • Age 52
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 5, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Deputy Constable Stapleton,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lafayette County.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 9, 2019

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