Deputy Sheriff Gordon Stuart

Deputy Sheriff Gordon Stuart

Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Utah

End of Watch Saturday, April 15, 1922

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Gordon Stuart

Deputy Stuart was shot and killed when he and another deputy went to serve civil papers on a farmer and to confiscate his livestock. The farmer, who thought the deputies were coming to arrest him as a result of a complaint from his juvenile daughter, opened fire on them with a shotgun as they entered the house. Both shotgun blasts struck Deputy Stuart, who then pushed his partner out of the house to protect him. The suspect shot and killed his brother-in-law during the same incident in which Deputy Stuart was murdered. The suspect was apprehended and executed at the Utah State Prison for Deputy Stuart's murder.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 1 year, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed

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Deputy Sheriff Stuart,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Salt Lake County.


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April 15, 2022

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