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Officer Michael David Stewart | Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

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Michael David Stewart

Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch: Sunday, April 27, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 1985

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Officer Michael Stewart was shot and killed when he and another officer responded to a sexual battery in progress at a restaurant on Atlantic Boulevard. The other officer was shot and wounded.

The suspect was apprehended and executed for the murder on January 30, 1985.

Officer Stewart's death prompted a citizen campaign to donate money for the purchase of bullet proof vests.

Officer Stewart had served with the agency for only 1 year. He was survived by his wife, parents, and siblings.

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association
August 20, 2016

 

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