He was survived by his wife and 14-year-old daughter.
Officer Stapleton was shot and killed when he and his partner responded to a prowler call on Papin Street. As the officers searched the residence Officer Stapleton looked outside and observed man crouching between two sheds. He fired a shot at the man who then ran away. As the officers chased him they fired again, at which time the man returned fire, striking Officer Stapleton in the chest. The man was apprehended but claimed he didn't know he was firing at officers and acquitted of the charges.
His wife was appointed as a female detective after his death.
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