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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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Oh my love,

We are heartbroken once again...we lost yet another brave and selfless officer in our community. I believe you were there with other brave souls, who too, gave your lives in the line of duty, to meet Deputy Wallace at the gates of Heaven.

We are praying for all who know and love Deputy Wallace. I believe we serve a great and loving God, who will someday soon, put away evil and bring peace to us all.

Until then, we continue to pray for the brave officers that are still serving our communities. May they know our Lord is still in control...even when we walk through such terrible loss.

Love you my Soul Mate

your loving wife forever
November 13, 2016

 

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