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Patrolman Mitchell A. Stone | Chicago Police Department, Illinois Chicago Police Department, Illinois

Patrolman

Mitchell A. Stone

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 29, 1959

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 38

Tour: Not available

Badge # 4030

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Mitchell A. Stone was gunned down as he attempted to arrest a jewel thief.

Officer Stone and his partner were searching for the suspects when a female hailed the policemen’s squad car at Roosevelt Road and Wabash Avenue. She advised them that a man she had been with was carrying a gun. Her companion had already left the corner and was headed to the parking lot at 1241 S. Michigan. Stone followed the suspect there on foot. Minutes later, shots were heard and Stone was found dying in the alley.

Captured a short time later, the suspect admitted to shooting the policeman because he didn’t want to be caught while carrying a gun. He provided police with information that led to the arrest of his accomplices and the recovery of the diamonds, which they had buried under gravel in the parking lot.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 53rd 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 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
April 29, 2012

 

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