Stan Payne was a security guard at Smith's Grove Sanitarium. On October 30, 2007, Stan and his co-workers were charged with transporting deranged patient Michael Myers. During the transfer, Michael broke off his chains and killed Zach Garrett. He then tossed Stan aside while he went after Larry Redgrave. After killing the latter, Michael grabbed Stan and used him as a human shield against Patty Frost, who was trying to shoot at Michael.