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Deputy Rex Atwood Stone

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 1971

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Reflections for Deputy Rex Atwood Stone

Rest in peace Deputy Stone.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 9, 2019

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 40th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 40 years. The anquish your family suffered must have been crushing.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

Anonymous

January 18, 2011

Deputy Stone,
On today, the 39th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you 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.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 18, 2010

Dear Deputy Stone; the circumstances of your death and that of your partner, Deputy La Rue, were taught to my 1975 MCSO academy to illustrate the hazards of Civil Process and Warrants Service. Years later I worked for a long time in MCSO Warrants and never forgot these lessons learned. I'm sure your death served to help protect many others in this hazardous activity. Thank you, your Phoenix PD son Dale and Deputy La Rue for your unselfish and brave sacrifice for the citizens of Maricopa County and Phoenix. Bob McCarty MCSO Mountain Rescue Posse 1969 through 1985, Reserve Deputy 1975 through 2003 and Williams PD Officer and Detective 2003 through the present.

Officer Robert McCarty
Williams Arizona PD

February 12, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO SERVICE

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 7, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

July 26, 2007

Rest in Peace, Deputy Stone. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 14, 2007

God bless you, your son and your family -they must be incredibly strong to have gone through such tragedy, not once, but twice.
You will all be remembered as heroes.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

February 7, 2007

10/19/04

You were slain 3 weeks after your son, also an officer. This was a terrible tragedy for one family. You are both together in a better place. Rest in peace sir.

Captain Robert W. Cannon; Retired
Vermilion County Illinois Sheriff's Dept.

October 19, 2004

You and your son will be remembered.


MCSO

April 1, 2004

As you and your precious son now know, God's Precious Son Loves you. So do we!

REt Officer RB WAde
Richmond,Va Police

September 30, 2003

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