ADC Remembers Jim Stiner

Image of Jim StinerJim Stiner

A Correctional Sergeant at Arizona State Prison Compex-Florence, Jim Stiner was transporting inmate Gary Tison to a court appearance in Florence. Somehow, while in court, a gun was passed to Tison. On the return trip to the prison, inmate Tison overpowered Sergeant Stiner and forced him to drive to an isolated spot in the desert, where he was shot and killed on September 18, 1967.

Mr. Stiner was a 22 year veteran of the Air Force. He served 5 tours of duty in Germany where he met his wife Elisabeth.

Sergeant Stiner served the Department with distinction and was always willing to take on additional duties. He is survived by his wife Elisabeth, stepson Klaus, and three grandchildren.

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