Night Watchman Friendly Stone

Night Watchman Friendly Stone
Carlin Police Department
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 28, 1907

Biographical Information:
Age: 45
Tour of Duty: 6 months
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire (accidental)
Date of Incident: Tuesday, September 24, 1907
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Unknown


Watchman Stone succumbed to injuries sustained the previous night when his service revolver accidentally discharged. Watchman Stone and the city's deputy constable were in the local railroad yards observing three suspicious tramps. In an effort to sneak up on the men, Watchman Stone was crawling beneath a railroad car. As he did so his service revolver dropped from its holster and discharged, with the round striking him in the chest.A doctor was called to the location and he was immediately put on a train for Elko. He was taken to Bolling Hospital where he died the following day.
Watchman Stone had served with the Carlin Police Department for 6 months. He was survived by his wife and seven children.