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Sergeant Steve Matthew Reeves | Cobb County Police Department, Georgia Cobb County Police Department, Georgia


Steve Matthew Reeves

Cobb County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Saturday, July 24, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 14 years

Badge # 0091

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 7/23/1999

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Killed during second raid

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Sergeant Steve Reeves and Officer Stephen Gilner were shot and killed during a SWAT raid. The two officers were on a SWAT Team entering a house during a standoff of a man who had shot and wounded another officer earlier in the day. After knocking in the door and setting off stun grenades, the team entered the house and the suspect opened fire with a shotgun, striking Sergeant Reeves, the fourth man in a five-man tactical entry team.

Officer Gilner, the fifth man on the team, entered the residence to pull Sergeant Reeves out of harms way. He then re-entered the residence, at which point he was also shot. They were both transported to a local hospital. Sergeant Reeves died shortly after midnight. A third officer who entered the house was also shot and wounded.

The Cobb County Sheriff's Department's SWAT Team took over the mission early the next day. The suspect was shot and killed as he attempted to escape the residence the next morning. The incident began when the suspect assaulted one of his neighbors, completely unprovoked. As the responding officer approached the suspect he was shot in both arms, both legs, and the back with a .40-caliber handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun.

Sergeant Reeves had served with the agency for 14 years and is survived by his wife and two teenage sons.

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Police Officer Stephen Gerard Gilner
Cobb County Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Saturday, July 24, 1999
Cause: Gunfire

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Steve...its your old friend Josh Diaz from Middle School...yeah the one you always got in trouble with for pulling pranks...we were quite the pair. Man so much time has passed. I never knew what had happened to you after I left Douglasville in 1978. To night, just by chance through a mutual friend on FB, I connected with Beth. She told me what happened, and I was greatly saddened. Beth and I went down memory lane and I shared with her a couple of funny stories about us..she could def. relate! lol...Buddy, I cannot tell you how proud I am of all your accomplishments. Reading all the notes here, it's obvious you became a man of integrity and honor. You turned out to be quite a guy after all, though I am sure many of our teachers did not hold out a lot of hope for us. Buddy, I hope you see you again some day and we will laugh together again...thanks for being a good friend. Never forgotten. Rocketman...

Josh Diaz
Childhood Friend
July 30, 2015


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