Guard Homer Stone

Guard Homer Stone

Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, June 16, 1902

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Homer Stone

Guard Homer Stone was shot and mortally wounded when he responded to the sound of gunshots coming from the brush and broom work shop at the Stark County Workhouse.

An inmate had grabbed a guard's revolver, shot and killed the foreman of the work shop, and then opened fire on Guard Stone as he entered. Guard Stone received a gunshot wound to his arm and another near his heart. Another guard shot and mortally wounded the inmate.

Guard Stone succumbed to his wounds a little more than three weeks later.

He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 44
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 21, 1902
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

prisoner custody, shots fired

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Guard Homer Stone of the Stark County Sheriff's Office, Ohio and the additional 69 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

June 16, 2023

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