Patrolman McDuffie Hampton Stone

Patrolman McDuffie Hampton Stone

Laurens Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, January 28, 1909

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McDuffie Hampton Stone

Patrolman McDuffie Stone was killed while apprehending a trespasser in the railroad freight depot.

Patrolman Stone and his partner came on duty at midnight and patrolled the railroad depot in their first rounds of the night. During their patrol, they encountered a trespasser. Patrolman Stone attempted to arrest the man when the suspect pulled a Colt .45 pistol and emptied the weapon into the officer. Two shots entered Patrolman Stone’s abdomen, three in the fleshy portion of his legs and one passed through his lower lip.

The other officer returned fire and killed the suspect.

Patrolman Stone was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Killed by another officer


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Patrolman Stone,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Laurens County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

January 28, 2019

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