BADGE 779 & 156, ID 1294
SDPD 08/06/1956 - 07/07/1990
06/25/1935 - 05/04/2023
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Husband of Sr. Clerk/Typist Susan Elmore
Stanley “Stan” Allen Elmore was born on June 25, 1935 to Leland “Keith” Elmore and Elsie Hill Elmore. His grandfather was the lock master in LaGrange, Brown County and the story always went that he was born on a river boat.

When Stan was 6 years old his family moved to San Diego. They lived in the Linda Vista neighborhood with other families whose parents worked to support the World War II war effort.  Stan attended school in Linda Vista, graduating from Kearny High School in 1953.

Shortly after graduating high school in 1953, he joined the United States Army. He was deployed to serve in Korea during the Korean Conflict and served there until 1955. Upon his discharge from the Army he joined the San Diego Police Department.

Stan became a San Diego Police Officer on August 6, 1956. Thus began a 34-year career in law enforcement, retiring on July 7, 1990 as a Detective Sergeant. During his honorable career he served in several units. They included Patrol, Traffic and Investigations. During his traffic assignment he investigated accidents and patrolled the freeway looking for speeders and other offenders. He served as the adjutant for Chief of Police William Kolender. After that assignment he took charge of the licensing unit.  In that position he oversaw all business licenses issued by the city related to law enforcement. Eventually he was responsible for rewriting many of the city ordinances pertaining to those businesses.

While working at the police department Stan met the love of his life, Susan, to whom he was happily married to for 53 years. Upon retiring Stan and Susan embarked on the next phase. Both enthusiastically became camp hosts in Mammoth and they were in charge of all the campgrounds operated by the Tanner family. Their love for camping, going to the desert and “the river” especially with friends, dovetailed right into this endeavor. They camped all across the west and into Canada.

After that era, he worked for Elite Show Services as the supervisor in charge of prisoner processing. He handled with finesse many sensitive issues which occasionally arose at various sporting events for the Chargers and Padres.

Stan was also a docent at the San Diego Police Museum helping to preserve the history of the department.

Stan was preceded in death by his much-loved daughter Diane. He is succeeded by his loving wife Susan and his daughter Debra Wineteer, both of whom stood by his side at all times, providing him with much comfort, as did his son- in-law Dale. Stan has 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild and one on the way.

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