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Sheriff Edward Alexander Stevens | Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

Sheriff

Edward Alexander Stevens

Bexar County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, November 7, 1885

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 58

Tour: 25 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 1/1/1881

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Sheriff Edward Stevens succumbed to complications from a gunshot wound sustained four years earlier, in 1881. At the time, Sheriff Stevens was a deputy and was attempting to arrest two horse thieves near Luling, Texas. The posse and the suspects became engaged in a violent gun fight and Sheriff Stevens suffered severe wounds to his left arm. The wounds were so serious that it required the amputation of the arm. An infection set in following the surgery that led to Sheriff Stevens' death.

Sheriff Stevens was a veteran of the Mexican-American War and of the Confederate Army of the Civil War. He had served in law enforcement for over 25 years with the Bexar County Sheriff's Department, San Antonio Marshal's Office, and Texas Rangers. He was survived by his wife and seven children.

One of Sheriff Stevens' sons, Federal Prohibition Agent Charles Stevens, was shot and killed in the line of duty on September 25th, 1929.

Sheriff Stevens is buried in San Antonio City Cemetery I in San Antonio, Texas.

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Federal Prohibition Agent Charles F. Stevens
United States Department of the Treasury - Internal Revenue Service - Bureau of Prohibition, U.S. Government
End of Watch: Wednesday, September 25, 1929
Cause: Gunfire

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Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
September 25, 2017

 

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