Patrolman Donald A. Stillman
Henrico County Police Department
End of Watch: Thursday, November 8, 1984
Tour of Duty: 7 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, November 8, 1984
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Stillman was shot and killed after pursuing a suspect who had just sexually assaulted a woman. He was on patrol with a ride along in a residential area which was under construction when he noticed a suspicious vehicle parked on the street. Unbeknownst to Patrolman Stillman, the suspect had just finished assaulting the woman he had abducted from a nearby gas station. As he approached the vehicle the victim ran to Officer Stillman and the suspect ran into nearby woods.
Patrolman Stillman pursued him and apprehended him. Before the suspect was handcuffed a struggle ensued and the suspect gained control of Patrolman Stillman's .38 caliber handgun and shot him twice in the head. The suspect was apprehended the next day and sentenced to life in prison.
Patrolman Stillman had been with the agency for seven years and was survived by his expectant wife.