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Sergeant Howard King Stevenson | Ceres Police Department, California Ceres Police Department, California

Sergeant

Howard King Stevenson

Ceres Police Department, California

End of Watch: Sunday, January 9, 2005

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 143

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; SKS

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Howard Stevenson was shot and killed after responding to a suspicious person call at a liquor store.

Sergeant Stevenson and other officers had responded to a liquor store on North Central Avenue to investigate reports of an armed male who was acting strangely. The first officer on the scene was shot and wounded by the suspect. This officer took cover behind a car and returned fire as Sergeant Stevenson arrived at the scene. Sergeant Stevenson exited his patrol car from the opposite side of the store and immediately engaged the suspect, firing eight shots before being shot himself. Sergeant Stevenson was struck three times in his torso and legs. The suspect then shot him twice in the head as he lay on the ground.

The suspect exchanged shots with responding officers before fleeing the scene. He was shot and killed approximately three hours later during a second shootout. The suspect was believed to be under the influence of cocaine at the time of the incident.

Sergeant Stevenson had served with the Ceres Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

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Good Morning my love,
You are always in my heart and thoughts as I continue to complete my work on Earth, as you have already done.

I know our Lord, Jesus Christ, is helping me to do my daily work so that I will be pleasing to Him and to my family.

I reflect upon the life you lived and can see that you lived in a humble and gentle manner. You were quiet and an excellent listener. You gained wisdom and put it to good use.

Thank you for being who you are...a great example of how to live, to me and many others.

You are missed and loved by so many. I know I will see you again soon.

Watch over all of us from your position in Christ Jesus.

xoxoxo LOVE YOU FOREVER MY SOUL MATE

your loving wife
March 26, 2017

 

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