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Detective J. Payton Stewart | Petersburg Police Department, Virginia Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

Detective

J. Payton Stewart

Petersburg Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 25, 1927

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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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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