Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 25 years
Badge # 133
Incident Date: 1/18/1971
Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber
Suspect: Shot and killed
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.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Rex Stone