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Police Officer Scott T. Stewart | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Scott T. Stewart

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Sunday, August 11, 2002

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 5 years

Badge # 4178

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Scott Stewart was shot and killed as he placed a suspect under arrest for illegally possessing a handgun.

Officer Stewart and his partner were called to the 11200 block of Corbette in the report there was a group of men gambling on the sidewalk. When they arrived, Officer Stewart discovered one man was carrying a concealed handgun. As Officer Stewart was cuffing the suspect, another man approached Officer Stewart from behind and fired one shot at his head. Officer Stewart was rushed to St. John Hospital where he died several hours later from his wound.

The suspect fled the scene but turned himself in the following day. The man was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.

Officer Stewart was assigned to the 9th Precinct and had been employed with the Detroit Police Department for five years. He is survived by his fiancee, also a Detroit Police Officer, parents, and two sisters.

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Wow! It has been 15 years since that horrible night. I can honestly say that I have thought about you everyday in the past 15 years. I rode in the Unity Tour this year in your honor. I trained hard and physically the ride was pretty easy, emotionally it was very difficult. I knew it would be hard, but Friday morning I was a wreck. I did it and it was an absolutely amazing experience. That ride changed my life, I am in such a great place now. I am at peace with everything that has happened and am the happiest I have ever been. Jordan has turned into an amazing young woman and I want to thank you for always watching out for her. She is a lot like you and she needs you to watch out for her...LOL. It does make me sad that she didn't have you in her life. You two would have been very close. Keep watching over the family, Haley heads out to Arizona tomorrow to start college. She will do amazing things. Shelby is playing in a band, I love watching her up on that stage! I miss you and wish you were sharing in all of these life changes with us. I will keep making sure you are never forgotten!! Love you little brother!!!!

Andrea Arrington
Sister
August 15, 2017

 

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