Marshal Virgil B. Stamps

Marshal Virgil B. Stamps

Bassfield Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, November 13, 1913

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Virgil B. Stamps

Marshal Virgil Stamps was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who had been under the influence of cocaine for several days and was been terrorizing a logging camp at Cantwell, approximately three miles east of Bassfield.

As Marshal Stamps entered a home the man was in the subject opened fire with a shotgun, fatally wounding him. Despite his wound, Marshal Stamps returned fire and killed the subject.

Marshal Stamps also served as a deputy sheriff with the Jefferson Davis County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his father and 12 siblings.


  • Age 33
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

DIP, disorderly

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Marshal Stamps,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bassfield.


United States Border Patrol

November 13, 2023

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