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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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Rest in peace Officer Stewart. You were a hero to the people of Jacksonville, Florida. I remembered hearing about your sacrifice. The person who shot you in the heart should have been executed long ago. Hopefully justice and closure was done on behalf of your loving family.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
April 27, 2017

 

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