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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On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Stark County. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement then that of a Corrections Officer.


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