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Patrolman Wayne Byron Stoutamyer | Bridgewater Police Department, Virginia Bridgewater Police Department, Virginia


Wayne Byron Stoutamyer

Bridgewater Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 25, 1976

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years, 5 months

Badge # 3

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Paroled after 15 years

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Patrolman Stoutamyer was shot and killed when he was ambushed outside of his house on Broad Street by a man he had arrested for drunk driving 3 weeks earlier. Although being shot with two slugs from a 12-gauge shotgun, Patrolman Stoutamyer was able to return fire and wounded the suspect.

The suspect was convicted of Patrolman Stoutamyer's murder and sent to prison. He was paroled after serving only 15 years.

Patrolman Stoutamyer had served with the Bridgewater Police Department for 3.5 years. He was survived by his fiancee, parents, and sister.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 25, 2015


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