Officer William H. Stone – Cranston Police

Ptl. William H. Stone

     Patrolman William H. Stone, (85), passed away at his daughter’s home on March 30, 1930.  He was born in Cranston in 1845, and appointed a police constable in 1885, and served as a police officer for more than 30 years.   When the city established its first full-time police department in 1910, Officer Stone was one of the original ten patrolmen.  It was also in 1910 that he had the distinction of being the first police officer in Rhode Island, and perhaps New England, to utilize an automobile for police patrol duties.   Besides his daughter, he was survived by a son, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.  He’s buried in Pocassett Cemetery  on Dyer Ave. 

Rest in peace