Patrolman James Loyd Stapp

Patrolman James Loyd Stapp

Sweetwater Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Sunday, January 16, 1977

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James Loyd Stapp

Patrolman Stapp was shot and killed by a suspect with a 12-gauge shotgun. The man was sentenced to life and was denied parole in 2000. He later died in prison.

Patrolman Stapp had been with the agency for 17 years.


  • Age 59
  • Tour 17 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Died in prison

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I was just thinking of Lloyd today for some reason. My dad, Charles Self, served with him on the Sweetwater, Tn. force. He was like an uncle to me and my sister, and I still remember his kindness and decency. He was such a good man, and still missed.

Donna K. Seargeant

December 29, 2020

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