Deputy Sheriff Robert David Stolz

Deputy Sheriff Robert David Stolz

Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, November 17, 1975

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Robert David Stolz

Deputies Robert Stolz and David Beck were shot and killed while searching a wooded area for two men who had fired a load of buckshot at another deputy during a traffic stop earlier in the day. Both deputies, caught in a merciless crossfire, managed to empty their revolvers killing one suspect.

The second 22-year-old suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In 1989 and again in 1992 he received new trials and was sentenced to life each time.. He was denied parole March 20, 2019. He will be eligible for parole again in five years.

Deputy Stolz had served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Department for 2 years and had previously served with the United States Navy as one of the first crew on the USS Kittyhawk. He is survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender One shot and killed; One sentenced to li

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