Captain Anthony Stancil

Captain Anthony Stancil

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, September 29, 1998

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Anthony Stancil

Captain Stancil was shot and killed while moonlighting as a security guard at a local grocery store. Captain Stancil, who was wearing his uniform, confronted a shoplifter who left without paying for $11 worth of snow crab legs. As Captain Stancil approached the suspect, he was shot in the head and killed. The suspect then stole Captain Stancil's .40-caliber service weapon and fled the scene.

The suspect was arrested by officers after a nine-hour manhunt. In an unrelated twist, officers searching for the suspect found the decomposing body of a female near where the suspect was finally arrested. The suspect was convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to life plus eight years.

Captain Stancil was a United States Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office for 8 years. He is survived by his expectant wife, two children, mother, father, and sister.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge X0456
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty

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Captain Stancil, I never got to meet you but I've heard so many great things about you! I got the chance to work with your son who followed in your footsteps. He looks just like you! May you continue to rest in peace sir. You will never be forgotten.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

August 23, 2021

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