Details: Deputy Sheriff William Larkin Stiles Humboldt County Sheriff's Office End of Watch: Sunday, November 8, 1908
Biographical Information: Age: Unknown Tour of Duty: Unknown Badge Number: Unknown
Incident Details: Cause of Death: Gunfire Date of Incident: Sunday, November 8, 1908 Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type Suspect Info: Acquitted
Deputy Stiles was shot and killed while serving civil papers to a man on the man's ranch 90 miles northwest of Winnemucca, Nevada. The man opened fire on Deputy Stiles, striking him three times, as he walked from the ranch house to the barn. The suspect was charged with Deputy Stiles' murder but acquitted at trial. Deputy Stiles had been a former member of the Arizona Rangers and had been deputized by the Sheriff to serve the court papers.