Deputy Gordon A. Stuart « Utah Law Enforcement Memorial

Deputy Gordon A. Stuart

Died on April 15, 1922

Age 27
Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office
Homicide: Shotgun

Deputy Stuart was killed while serving a court order on a farm in Welby (West Jordan). The 26-year-old victim, three other deputies, and the plaintiff in the court case went to the farm to seize some stock. While discussing the court order with the suspect in his home, the suspect picked up a shotgun and killed Deputy Stuart. He then pursued and killed the plaintiff. The man surrendered several hours later. He was found guilty and executed by firing squad in 1923. The suspect’s wife was tried four separate times for her complicity in the homicides, but was ultimately found not guilty. Deputy Stuart had been a police officer for 18 months. He was married and had a 2-month-old son. He is buried in Sandy City Cemetery.  His bronze name plaque is sponsored by Sgt. (ret.) Jack W. Boberg, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

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  1. The Utah Peace Officer Association is going to be honoring Deputy Gordon Stuart at the Fallen Officer Trail Ride in Moab on April 18 2015. We would like to invite Family and friends to come to the event to help Honor Deputy Stuart and all our Fallen Officers.

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