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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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Hi my forever love,

I am always thinking about you and all my beloveds in Heaven...I can hardly wait to be in Heaven too!!!

Please keep us all in prayers as we continue to complete our assignments here on Earth...like you did!

Some days are much harder to push through than others and I do my best to keep my heart light because soon our Lord and savior Jesus, the King of all Kings will be here to right all wrongs and wipe away every tear...Amen to that day!!!

Until then, my soulmate, I will be counting the days xoxoxo I Love you with all that I am!!!

your loving wife forever
May 31, 2017

 

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