Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Officer's nightstick
Chief Stewart succumbed to head injuries sustained when he was struck by a suspect after responding to a domestic disturbance.
Chief Stewart and another officer were subduing a man who had been fighting with his family when somehow he got control of Chief Stewart's nightstick and struck him twice about his head. The officers were transporting the suspect to jail when suddenly Chief Stewart slumped over the wheel. He was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Chief Stewart had been chief of Escalon Police Department for 10 years. He was a Marine Corps Veteran.