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Corporal Steven L. Levy | Washington Township Police Department, New Jersey Washington Township Police Department, New Jersey

Corporal

Steven L. Levy

Washington Township Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch: Thursday, October 21, 1999

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 35

Tour: 13 years

Badge # 63

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Committed suicide

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Officer Levy was shot and killed after responding to a domestic disturbance. Officer Levy was a member of a county-wide Critical Incident Team, which had been called to the domestic dispute after incident turned into a standoff. Officer Levy entered the home as part of the SWAT team and was attempting to locate the suspect, who was in a closed bedroom.

As Officer Levy approached the door, the suspect fired, shooting through the door, and struck Officer Levy in the head. Officer Levy, who was wearing body armor, was transported to a local hospital where he died at approximately 0800 hours. After the shooting the suspect committed suicide. The suspect had been convicted of a weapons violation in 1995 and was prohibited from possessing any firearms.

Officer Levy had been with the agency for 13 years and is survived by his wife and two children, ages 2 and 5.

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CPL. Levy was a fine officer. GOD rest your soul Brother.

Det?Lt William H. Lloyd
Washington Township P.D.
October 22, 2015

 

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