Deputy Sheriff James Eugene Stoltenow

Deputy Sheriff James Eugene Stoltenow

Shawano County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin

End of Watch Tuesday, January 27, 1987

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James Eugene Stoltenow

Deputy Sheriff James Stoltenow was killed in an automobile accident while responding to assist in a vehicle pursuit initiated by the Oneida Tribal Police Department.

As was responding behind another patrol car to setup a roadblock when a vehicle pulled into his path. He struck utility pole in an attempt to avoid striking the vehicle.

Deputy Stoltenow had served with the Shawano County Sheriff's Department for eight years. He was survived by his expectant wife, a son, and parents.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 532

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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Honoring and remembering someone I never met. In his death, he gave me the gift of coming to know his wife and two young sons who have grown into wonderful young men.

Thank you for your sacrifice and for the incredible gift that I would return in a heartbeat if it brought you back to them.

Mary VanHaute, Clearwater, FL

January 27, 2015

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