"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light"
Deputy Scott Stone joined the El Paso County Sheriff Department in 2013 and was shot and seriously wounded in the line of duty on February 5th 2018. Deputy Stone was shot in the abdomen and the bullet is still in him and causing numerous complications. He has functional issues with his hip and left leg due to the large hematoma that built up.
They are not going to remove the bullet for fear of creating more problems. Deputy Stone was awarded the Medal of Valor for his actions on that fateful day. He has returned to work has been on light duty for about a year but he is limited to desk duty.
Deputy Stone is married and has two children and the youngest one of them was born eight months after he was shot. His ongoing medical issues and light duty status has created a serious financial burden on the family. El Paso County FOP Sheriffs Lodge 9 has reached out to the Foundation for assistance in gathering donations to help Deputy Stone and his family during this struggle.
On the morning of February 5th, 2018, El Paso County Sheriff's deputies assigned to a multi-agency auto theft task force began undercover surveillance and tracking operations in the City of Colorado Springs.
In the early afternoon the task force alerted on a stolen vehicle moving throughout Colorado Springs and unincorporated El Paso County areas of operations. The lone male operator of the stolen vehicle drove the car to several locations, attempting to disguise it with spray paint.
After a few hours the task force followed the stolen vehicle to where it was parked at an apartment complex near a local high school on the east side of the city. The apartments were in a high pedestrian traffic area and school was about to be dismissed. The task force members positively identified the suspect alone in the parking lot.
An arrest plan was initiated and Detective Micah Flick and Deputy Scott Stone were assigned as a two-person arrest team. Sergeant Jacob Abendschan and Detectives Michael Boggs, John Watts, Stephanie Criss, Tremaine White, and CSPD Officer Detective Marcus Yanez were assigned as surveillance and to block any potential escape routes.
Deputy Stone and Detective Flick approached the suspect on foot in the parking lot. Deputy Stone grabbed the suspect and attempted to physically restrain him, telling him he was under arrest. The suspect produced a handgun and shot Deputy Stone through the lower torso as Detective Flick simultaneously grabbed the suspect. As the suspect and Detective Flick fell to the pavement the suspect was wildly firing shots in rapid succession, gravely wounding Detective Flick who subsequently died from his wounds.
You can donate to help Deputy Stone and his family by using the PayPal “Donate” button below. All donations will go to the Deputy Scott Stone family. The Foundation will not take any administrative fees.
The Colorado FOP Police Officers' Foundation was founded in 1997 and is a charitable corporation that operates under the 501 (c)(3) provisions of the federal tax code. This official designation granted by the IRS conveys tax-exempt status to the foundation and specifically allows contributions to be tax deductible. Your donations qualify for the maximum tax deduction.