Deputy Sheriff David Eugene Beck

Deputy Sheriff David Eugene Beck

Mobile County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, November 17, 1975

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David Eugene Beck

Deputy Sheriff David Beck and Deputy Sheriff Robert Stolz were shot and killed while searching a wooded area for two men who had fired a load of buckshot at another deputy during a traffic stop earlier in the day. Both deputies, caught in a merciless crossfire, managed to empty their revolvers killing one suspect.

The second 22-year-old suspect was apprehended and sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In 1989 and again in 1992 he received new trials and was sentenced to life each time. He was denied parole March 20, 2019. He will be eligible for parole again in five years.

Deputy Beck had served with the Mobile County Sheriff's Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender One sentenced to life; One shot and kill

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As the day draws near and I read the reflection left here, I would like to say,I was with David on that fateful day and know who was and wasn't there. I pray That people will leave accurate accounts as to what transpired that day and not fictional accounts for themselves.David and Robert wouldn't want this to be glamorized for THEY are the ones who paid the price not anyone that wasn't there standing beside them.Sorry for ranting but this is for David and Robert!

Samuel Morgan
Former partner with David Beck.

November 11, 2018

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