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Visitation For Shannon Stone Takes Place in Brownwood

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The family of Shannon Stone honored his life earlier today with a public visitation in Brownwood. Hundreds of friends, family and fellow firefighters turned out for the event.

The 39 year-old Stone tragically died last Thursday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington during a Rangers-Athletics game. He worked as a Brownwood firefighter for the past 18 years.

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Shannon Stone fell 20 feet head-first out of the left field stands while lunging for a ball thrown by Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton. Stone was trying to get a ball from Hamilton for his 6 year-old son Cooper, who was in attendance with him.

During the Rangers-Athletics games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, all flags at Rangers Ballpark were at half-staff and the players and umpires wore black ribbons memorializing Stone.

The Texas Rangers have set up a memorial fund for Shannon Stone’s family and donations can be made online.

The funeral for Stone will take place tomorrow.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report


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