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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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 16, 2012

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