Deputy Rex Atwood Stone

Deputy Rex Atwood Stone

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 1971

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Rex Atwood Stone

Deputy Stone and Deputy Warren LaRue were shot and killed by a man as they attempted to seize his mobile home at 5344 E. Van Buren Street to satisfy an $833 judgement.

The man produced a gun and shot Deputy LaRue in the back four times. 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.


  • Age 51
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Deputy Stone,
On today, the 50th anniversary of of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Maricopa County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 18, 2021

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