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Police Officer Brendt L. Stephens | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Brendt L. Stephens

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, May 25, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Officer Stephens was shot and killed while backing up another officer at a call involving a man with a gun. When they arrived they encountered the man, who then fled into a nearby building. As the two officers ran after him he began firing, fatally wounding Officer Stephens.

The suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to life. In October of 1980 the Michigan Supreme Court commuted his conviction to voluntary manslaughter and ordered another sentencing hearing.

Officer Stephens had served with the Detroit Police Department for 2 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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