Deputy Sheriff Edwart W. Stelling

Deputy Sheriff Edwart W. Stelling

Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1945

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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

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