Investigator William Henry Stuart

Investigator William Henry Stuart

United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division, U.S. Government

End of Watch Tuesday, March 23, 1954

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William Henry Stuart

Investigator William Stuart was shot and killed while serving a search warrant at a home in Monroe County, Alabama, with other federal and state agents.

As they entered a home along the banks of the Alabama River near Claiborne, the still operator opened fire with a shotgun, striking Investigator Stuart in the abdomen. Despite being wounded, Investigator Stuart returned fire but did not strike the suspect. One of the other agents was able to disarm the man and arrest him.

The suspect was charged with murdering a federal agent. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 10 years.

Investigator Stuart had served with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Unit for 22 years and had just announced his retirement. He was survived by his wife, son, daughter, and parents.


  • Age 64
  • Tour 22 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Alabama
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 10 years

search warrant, alcohol violation

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 58th 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 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

March 23, 2012

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