Chief of Police Samuel Stair

Chief of Police Samuel Stair

Nuangola Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, October 11, 1912

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Samuel Stair

Chief of Police Samuel Stair was shot and killed while walking a suspect to jail. He had just arrested the 19-year-old suspect for robbery and was attacked by the man in front of the Wilkes-Barry and Hazleton Railway station. The suspect escaped and was never apprehended.

In March of 1915 skeletal remains of a man found in a woods four miles from Dupont were thought to be those of the suspect, but it could never be proven.

Chief Stair had served with the Nuangola Borough Police Department for ten years. He was survived by his wife and ten children.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender At large

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No passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 11, 2020

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