Deputy Sheriff Marlin S. Stephens

Deputy Sheriff Marlin S. Stephens

Miller County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, March 21, 1975

Marlin S. Stephens

Deputy Stephens was shot and killed by a drunk man who he had just driven home. When the man stepped out of the patrol car he grabbed a 12-gauge shotgun out of the back of his pickup truck and shot Deputy Stephens.

Deputy Stephens had served with the agency for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and child.

Bio

  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Not available

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I am the sister of Marlin Stephens. That evening he was killed is burned into my memory. We were in revival at our church. The evangelist had eaten supper with us that evening before church. It was the first day of spring and such a beautiful day. During the church service, Mrs. Ida Tabb,who lived not far from our church- came to the door of the church and she somehow got my daddy's attention to come to the porch of the church. There, she told Daddy what had happened- he told a drunk man home, who turned around and shot him with a deer rifle/gun. He came back in and had to tell Mama. She was hysterical as any mother would be. My grandmother, who helped raise Marlin , was in her corner where she always sat. I don't know who told her,but she got the news. Our whole world fell apart that night and it has never been the same. We have learned to cope ,but there is not a day that goes by that he is not missed. Marlin had such a great personality. He LOVED life and having fun with his family. He loved to joke and make us laugh. Grandma, Daddy, and Mama have all gone on now. I know that was such a reunion for all of them! We love you Marlin!

Rebecca West LaGuardia
Sister

April 13, 2018

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