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Patrol Officer Todd Wayne Stone

Clinton Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Wednesday, January 27, 1993

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Reflections for Patrol Officer Todd Wayne Stone

In light of the most recent tragedy Clinton has suffered, the loss of Lt. Eric Hosette on January 5th, made me remember you, Todd. I was Casey's babysitter, (then Callen's after he was born). I loved babysitting for you and Amy...you were great people and the kids were always such a joy. The community has come together to remember Eric, just as they did when you passed. The loss of great men like you and Eric hits Clinton very hard, but the love and support we all show each other during this time seems to ease the pain a little.
Rest in peace, and please take care of Eric...

Stephanie (Hosette) Johnson

January 10, 2019

im jenas dauhter your neass grandma sandy misses u grandma said how much of a great son u were to her but dont worry i will hellp her she is sick cause of her kendney i wish i would of got to meet u

bella gordy
great grand daugter to his mom

January 23, 2018

I was a Clinton Police Reserve when this tragedy happened. I am now a 20 year sworn law enforcement veteran. I will never forget when I heard about this. RIP Sir!

Deputy Tom Christoffersen
Clinton County (Iowa) Sheriff's Office

January 27, 2017

Officer Stone Family,

I remember hearing his story on the local news shortly after his accident. I was still in High School. I also remember that he was partnered with a K-9 who was also in the patrol car.

Your loved one is not here physically but with you in your hearts and memories. May you find comfort knowing that Officer Stone is not forgotten by his fellow Iowans. God bless

Tonya LaFarr, Private Citizen
Indianola Iowa Citizen

May 23, 2016

Officer Stone and Family

I only met you once while I was in High School (CHS "86"). You gave a talk at the school, I think it was driver's education. I had already decided to join the ranks of Law Enforcement before high school. My father was a Police Officer and his father before him, seemed like the thing to do, even though my father tried to talk me out it. Hind sight being what it is, I should have listened. But my career has been very rewarding and I wouldn't change a thing. Shortly after being sworn in as an officer in 1989, I discovered that I had a distant uncle that was a probation parole for the Iowa board of corrections. He was killed in a traffic accident in the late 1930's while transporting a parolee from out west. My father when through the process this past year and we are now having him placed on the Law Enforcement Memorial wall in DesMoines and Washington D.C.. I will be looking up your name while my father and I are in DC for the memorial on May 13th this year.

Lt. Jesse L. Paul
Oelwein Police Department

January 19, 2016

I am reminded always on the anniversary of your departure from our ranks (my birthday) of how tragically your life and career were cut short. I also reflect on the early morning phone call I got requesting my presence at the scene. I also recall and reflect often on the assignment I was given of conducting your background investigation prior to your appointment, and how impressed I was with the level of desire you had for becoming a police officer. As I reflect on my over 32 year police profession, I am reminded of many of the highs and lows I have experience. Your untimely passing was indeed, the lowest part of it all. REST IN PEACE, brother-in-blue and I'm grateful that the Stone and Peasley names are still prominent at the Clinton Police Department

Steven Peasley -Retired Chief of Police
Clinton P.D. and Boone P.D.

January 27, 2015

Rest in paradise officer stone thanks for all your hard work you will never be forgotten.

Cesar Rebolledo

May 1, 2014

Todd,

Wow, I heard rumors about your passing, but this is the first I've actually read about it.

You were a close friend during the Summer of '74 and when Chuck moved in with You, your Mom, Susan and Cathy Brown that Fall, Chuck became a good friend as well. You were such a big fan of Bruce Lee and I became a fan after reading all your Bruce Lee Magazines. I'm still a fan today. Susan was so tiny back then and you were always teasing her.

Your mom was so beautiful and truly a woman ahead of her time. She used to cut my hair and tell me how thick and healthy it was (I wish I had more of it today). You were the only people in Horizon Homes that had Cable (your mom knew the cable guy and talked him into running a line to your apartment - she was so cool!).

Chuck and I were on the wrestling team at Wallace Wood that Fall and Winter. I wasn't very gifted, but he destroyed everyone that challenged him on the mats. He was so talented and he kept a log of everyone he wrestled - Lots of pins. He was All-City and he taught me some moves, but he was in a different league than most of the rest of us. Of course, because I was his age, we spent more time together that winter and spring, but you and I started hanging out more during the Spring and Summer of '75. I will never forget the morning you bet me you could make out with Susan's babysitter and then you proved it. How did you do that? She was older than both of us and stunningly beautiful. I don't remember her name but I remember I was really jealous.

Then you guys moved out in the summer of '75. I was working for the "Neighborhood Youth Corps" and I was on the work crew that painted your apartment after you'd gone. The place was so empty and all I could think about was how much fun we'd had when you were living there. Our family left Davenport a few weeks later and we moved to Colorado.

I visited you again in the Summer of '78, your mom was living closer to downtown and you had become a total ladies man. You were in High School, Susan was in Jr. High and Chuck was living in Moline with your Dad. Your mom was the first adult to give me a beer after I was legal and she told me I was "becoming a real man." She was always so kind to me.

I didn't know I wouldn't see you again but I do remember you were like a rock star from the moment I met you. You had a confidence, kindness and grace that I will always remember and although you were a little younger, you were wiser than I was in so many ways.

It's good to know your legacy lives on in your family and your children. You were a good friend, Todd, and I'm glad I knew you. You were one of those people that nobody ever forgets.

David (Ball) Kimball
Childhood Friend

March 4, 2014

Happy Birthday, Todd! Thinking of you today.

As the baby of the family, I was only 15 when you left us. You were grown with a family of your own. My memories of you are all happy ones. You wrestling with Chuck and Tony on the living room floor, playing softball at your graduation party, and especially you coming to visit me in the intensive care unit when I was 6. You saw me hooked up to about a half a dozen machines and you ust said, "I bet its hard to pick your nose, huh? " You made me laugh, even though it hurt. You made family parties fun and I was so proud to have a cop for a big brother.

I am married now to a Sheriff's Deputy in Rock Island County. My step-daughter is 13 and I gave birth to daughter, Macey, last year. She was due one day before your birthday. We were all hoping she would share your day, but she had other plans and came early.

Facebook has been a great way to keep track of family. I check on Casey from time to time. She is beautiful like her mom. Callen looks so much like you it is crazy.

Dad likes to talk about you. He tells the same stories a lot, but they're pretty good ones.

I wish I would have had more time with you while you were here. I keep your memory alive in my own way. I even rooted for your Pats in the Super Bowl.

I miss you.

Shannon
Baby sister

August 10, 2013

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

Officer 11169

May 23, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 19th 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 diminishes respect, and your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for the solace of all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your brother and sister for sharing a sibling's devotion.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

January 27, 2012

Officer Stone and the Stone Family,

I can remember being in Kindergarten when my teacher Mrs. Pringle was talking about the accident that had happened. I was going to school at Harding Elementary in Clinton and I still remember her talking about the tragedy that took the life of a local officer and how much he would be missed. It feels like yesterday I was just in the Kindergarten class and I can remember being upset because I had always wanted to be a police officer when I grew up. I didn't know how to react at the age of six years old because I thought that police officers were invincible and that they could never be hurt, but what I do know is that police officers will always be my heroes and Officer Stone is one that I will remember for the rest of my life. Now, at the age of 23 I will be starting my career in law enforcement as a patrol officer and I feel that Officers like Todd Stone are the reason that good people take on the career of law enforcement. The impact he had made in our community from his time of service until his EOW will always be remembered by everyone. I had heard things over the years of what a great person he was and how much ambition he had to simply helps others and to make a difference in everyday life. That to me is what a great police officer is about. Although I may not have known Officer Stone personally, but I have been apart of the Clinton community for nearly twenty years and when this date hits I always think about how much dedication, pride, and heart that this man had for his community and department. He gave his life to protect the people and he paid the ultimate sacrifice. I wanted to write this to say thank you for your service to this community and the positive influence you have had on this community and myself over the years. Rest in peace and god bless. You will never be forgotten.

Officer Stenda
Lenox Iowa Police Department

January 27, 2012

Our department suffered the loss of an officer last year. Officer Mark Bedard is missed by all of his fellow officers. Some of us were able to travel to Washington D.C. to honor him and all other fallen officers for police memorial week. During that week I recalled my brother talking to me about when Officer Todd Stone died.

Thank-you for your service Officer Todd Stone, rest in peace brother in blue and know that you are not forgotten. Our hearts are always with your family, friends and fellow officers.

Ofc Unke
Mpls. Park PD

January 27, 2009

Well todd we are at 16 years now, I miss you just as much today. Your family is growing fast ms.Casey is at IOWA UN, she is a freshmen this year, she loves it I talk to her just about everyday. She is a good girl you would be so proud of her. Callen is doing good to he wanted to get his school permit to drive to school like Jake does but Amy doesn't want him to yet. Jeff and jake and amy and callen are going to see steve miller band this month you would of loved that. The boys are very excited. Jena and Nikki are good, we talk about you alot they had your news paper articles out the other day reading them showing them to their boyfriends, they miss you too. Can you believe Casey is going to be 19 this month its just crazy how fast everything goes and yet it seems like forever since I hugged ya and told you I loved you but I do and I think of you all the time. Mom is fine she is going to have her knee's replaced here pretty soon. She has a hard time getting around. Chuck is ok to he lives in Moline I just had a party for his Birthday, we had pizza and cake but I guess you know all of this you have the best seat in the house. Tell all our family that is there with you we all love them and I will see you some day.....

Susan Brown
Little Sister

October 7, 2008

I WAS BORN IN CLINTON IOWA...IT WILL ALWAYS BE HOME. I WORK IN ARIZONA FOR A POLICE DEPARTMENT. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY . OFFICERS PUT THEIR LIVES AT RISK EVERY DAY THAT THEY HEAD OUT ON THE STREETS. THEY WILL ALWAYS BE HEREOS..

MARY EVIDENCE TECH
FLAGSTAFF PD ARIZONA

August 3, 2008

Officer Stone your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 19, 2008

Todd, I can't believe it has been 15 years. The anniversary of your accident is two days away and my thoughts go back like every year.

I have two kids now, one girl McKenna and one boy Ty. The are healthy and wonderful. I never knew how much it meant to be a father, never could have imagined. I handled a call of SIDS death of a four month old recently and before being a father it would have bothered me, but not like now. Ty was five months when this happened. Now he makes a sound in his crib and I jump out of bed.

I am back on the street now. 2 1/2 years of dope work was fun, but hard on the home life. I just finished training my first probationary officer as an FTO. It was alot of work, but very rewarding. To this day you are still remembered. Younger officers ask me about you and how your accident happened. It is hard to talk to them about it, but I do it anyway. I helps keep your memory alive here.

Fifteen years has been so fast. It seems just yesterday we were playing Super Tecmo Bowl on your Sega Genesis and talking trash. I miss that. I still ask that you watch over me. As every year, I'll be thinking about you, this sunday.

Love ya,
your little brother Tony

Ofc Tony Stone
Clinton Iowa PD

January 25, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 23, 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

January 14, 2008

hey Todd, well its been 14 years since I have seen your big beautiful smile and since I have been called stinky. I love ya and miss you so much. Your family is growing up so fast. Callen is just like you, he's so funny he makes us all laugh all the time. Him and jake are very close, i know you would love the boys,you didnt get to meet jake since I was 6 months pregnant when you died, but him and callen are great friends and spend alot of time together. And believe it or not callen loves ketchup just like you.
We all spent saturday together for your anniversary this year me mom amy and jena and her new baby ( your great niece)Bella she is perfect and casey and callen and jake we all went out for lunch. It was nice but hard. We all miss you and think about you everyday and I love you very much.

your sister Susan

Susan Brown
little sister

January 30, 2007

Todd,
I remember the night you died as I was in the ER at Samaritan South...It was my night off but of course I couldn't stay away...I was sitting there and heard CFD responding to your 10-50...We didn't understand why they didn't make a radio call until we contacted the Law Center via the Bat Phone...That is when we learned what had happened...That was the beginning of me wanting to go into law enforcement and out of EMS...I have lost many friends over the years including Kevin Kloft and Scott Fox...Both of them had the same desire and drive as you did for law enforcement that they did for firefighting and EMS...I still miss you and the rest of the guys...No matter what anybody says Gene was tore up more than he let on...As the best friend of Matt, his step son, I had been over there several times...He will always be haunted by what happened...I know every chief thinks that way about an in the line of duty death...God Bless you and all of us in our daily battles and don't let us get down on our little problems...Kevin

Correctional&Reserve Ofc. Kevin Lee
Anamosa State Pen./Monticello PD

September 30, 2006

Hello Officer Stone,
I have wanted to let you know for some time now how you were a positive influence on me when I first started with the Sheriff's Dept. and now I have the chance.
You were the only one besides my bro. and El Rod who showed you cared about me working in your chosen profession. I can still recall you telling me in the old P.D. breakroom why you preferred working the graveyard shift. I thought about what you said an now I work graves every chance I get.
You truly are missed Todd and it is great to see your little brother is working for Clinton P.D.
You were the kind of Police Officer that people wanted protecting them and I thank you for your service.

Res.Officer Greg Mallinger
Wilton Police Department

July 25, 2005

Well Todd it will be 12 years since that night you left us in January. I have been on the department for over 3 years now and I love the job much like you did. I am going to start narcotics work as of the first of the year. I am looking forward to wearing jeans and t-shirts to work instead of strapping on the monkey suit. I have helped 141 with some dope stuff lately sort of pretraining for next year. I think I could be good at this stuff once I get some exposure to the dope world. You would not believe how big Casey and Callen are. Callen looks some much like you now that it is painful to see him. Casey is such a beautiful girl and its hard to believe she is starting to drive. I know I should see them more but the circumstances are difficult. I never know what to say. I hope you continue to watch over me...god knows I can use the help most days. I am married now to a great woman named Sarah. We got married May 15th this year. Sarah is nearly five months along now and she is really showing. We find out what we are having soon and as much as I want a boy, I think it will be a girl. I think a girl would be wonderful for about 12 years then I will be freaking out. Anyway you are missed by alot of people here. You are still not forgotten and you will never be forgotten. You were my hero big brother. Well I will write again. Rest in Peace.

The watch is ours brother.

Ofc Tony Stone
Clinton Police Department

November 16, 2004

You gave your life serving your community. You now have a new watch and will never be forgotten here. Rest in peace brother.

Officer Ken Koehler
Davenport PD

August 8, 2004

Rest in Peace Brother...you will never be forgotten


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