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James A. Spillman - Aug. 04, 1881 -
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Aug. 04, 1881
Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Lyon County Sheriff's Office
Homicide - Other
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Fatal Incident Summary
Thu. Aug. 04, 1881
Deputy Spillman was stabbed to death while escorting a prisoner to the man's home so he could get clothing. The man had been arrested the previous day and declared insane. While at the man's home Deputy Spillman took inventory of several firearms in a trunk. As they left the man said he needed to get something else from inside. Before Deputy Spillman could object the man ran back inside and grabbed a gun and knife. He fired at Deputy Spillman but missed and then stabbed him to death.