Patrolman Mitchell A. Stone

Patrolman Mitchell A. Stone

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, April 29, 1959

Mitchell A. Stone

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.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 4030

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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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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