Patrolman Elmer Stephenson

Patrolman Elmer Stephenson

Richmond Police Department, Indiana

End of Watch Saturday, July 8, 1916

Elmer Stephenson

Patrolman Elmer Stephenson and Patrolman George Little were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a suspect for being intoxicated in public at the local railroad station. Unbeknownst to the officers, the suspect had just attempted to murder his boss. When the officers arrived they were both shot. Although mortally wounded, Patrolman Little and a railroad employee were able to subdue the suspect.

Five days later the suspect pleaded guilty to two counts of murder and was sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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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

July 15, 2015

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