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Deputy Warren LaRue | Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

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Warren LaRue

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch: Monday, January 18, 1971

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 25 years

Badge # 133

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/18/1971

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Suspect: Shot and killed

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Deputy Warren LaRue and Deputy Rex Stone were shot and killed by a man as they attempted to seize his mobile home to satisfy a $833 judgement. The man produced a gun and shot Deputy LaRue four times in the back. Deputy Stone returned fire hitting the suspect five times as the suspect shot him three times. Both deputies and the suspect died at the scene.

Deputy Stone's son, a Phoenix Police Officer had been killed in the line of duty just three weeks prior to this incident.

Deputy LaRue had served with the agency for almost 25 years and was 59 days short of his 25 year retirement.

He was survived by his wife and son.

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