Detective J. Payton Stewart

Detective J. Payton Stewart

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 25, 1927

J. Payton Stewart

Detective J. Stewart was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two brothers near Halifax Street. After a brief struggle Detective Stewart began to arrest one of the brothers. The other suspect then shot and killed Detective Stewart and wounded a bystander.

Both brothers were sentenced to death and executed in May, 1928.

Detective Steward had been with the agency for 20 years.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 25, 2015

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