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Deputy Sheriff Carlton Mason Stearns | Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington

Deputy Sheriff

Carlton Mason Stearns

Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 10, 1936

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Never identified

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Deputy Sheriff Carlton Stearns was shot and killed with his own service weapon while on patrol near Copalis. His service weapon was found 65 feet from his body. No suspects were ever identified.

Deputy Stearns had served with the Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children, and his father, and is buried at Fern Hill Cemetery in Aberdeen, Washington.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 76th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
March 10, 2012


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