Constable William Lewis Staggs

Constable William Lewis Staggs

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Wednesday, May 24, 1911

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William Lewis Staggs

Constable Staggs was shot and killed from ambush. The ambush took place as Constable Staggs rode his horse on his way home from work. Two men were charged with his murder but were acquitted at trial.

On May 5, 1912, a man shot and mortally wounded by his brother-in-law in Bibb County, told officials from his death bed that he shot and killed Constable Staggs. He also gave information that cleared several unsolved crimes in Jefferson County.

Constable Staggs was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • 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

May 25, 2015

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