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Officer Henry T. Stephens | Salisbury Police Department, Maryland Salisbury Police Department, Maryland

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Henry T. Stephens

Salisbury Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Friday, September 5, 1958

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: Not available

Badge # 17

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Officer Stephens was shot in the back and killed by a check forgery suspect as they were walking inside the police station. The suspect was captured minutes later when officers found him hiding in high weeds outside the police station.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life June 24, 1976.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 29, 2013

 

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