Bio & Incident Details
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Badge # 3057
Weapon: Rifle; .32 caliber carbine
Offender: Sentenced to 12 to 19 years
Officer Stocker was shot and killed by a 19 year old youth while attempting to question him about a stolen rifle. The suspect opened fire through his front door as soon as Officer Stocker and three other officers knoched on the door and identified themselves as police officers. Officer Stocker was shot in the head and another officer was critically wounded. The suspect was captured as he fled from his apartment.
The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and felonious assault and sentenced to 12 to 19 years in prison on December 19, 1972. He was paroled on July 22, 1981.
Officer Stocker was survived by his wife and three children.