Deputy Sheriff Edwart W. Stelling

Deputy Sheriff Edwart W. Stelling

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1945

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Edwart W. Stelling

Deputy Stelling died from injuries sustained four days earlier when he was shot with a shotgun. He and another deputy had responded to a disturbance at a local business where a man was waving a shotgun. When Deputy Stelling arrived he was shot in the arm, which had to be amputated. The other deputy was able to return fire and kill the suspect.
Deputy Stelling had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, June 26, 1945
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Stelling,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Shelby County.


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June 30, 2020

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