Deputy Sheriff William Larkin Stiles

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.