Deputy Warren LaRue

Deputy Warren LaRue

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 1971

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Warren LaRue

Deputy Warren LaRue and Deputy Rex Stone were shot and killed at 5344 E. Van Buren Street by a man as they attempted to seize his mobile home to satisfy an $833 judgement. The man produced a gun and shot Deputy LaRue four times in the back. 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.

Deputy LaRue had served with the agency for almost 25 years and was 59 days short of his 25-year retirement.

He was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 25 years
  • Badge 133

Incident Details

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

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I remember you as a sweet, gentle man, who adored his wife and his first Grandchild, Lisa. He was killed when she was 21/2 years old the day after a visit to see her. He would have been so proud as she has had a distinguished Naval career of 38 years. He never met his Grandson, who also has had a long, successful Air force career. Evelyn his beloved wife was very lost after his sudden death and never really found her way again. I trust that they are together again now. I wish you could have met your great Granddaughter. You would have adored her. You are not forgotten.

Ms. Beverly La Rue
Former daughter-in-law

May 15, 2015

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