Sergeant James Stiner

Sergeant James Stiner

Arizona Department of Corrections, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, September 18, 1967

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James Stiner

Sergeant James Stiner was shot and killed after being abducted by a prisoner he was transporting from court.

During the court session, the prisoner somehow was passed a handgun which he hid until his return trip to jail. During the return trip he made Sergeant Stiner drive to a remote area of desert where he fatally shot him. The suspect later died of exposure after escaping.


  • Age 65
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Died of exposure

escape, transport

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We are looking for all family survivors from Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Arizona. The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office holds an annual memorial service the first Thursday in May, and we would like to mail surviving family invitations to be able to view the service via live scan or in person. Please contact me at Pinal County Sheriff’s Office.

Deborah Lopez
Pinal County Sheriff's Office

October 25, 2016

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