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


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 forever love,
There are so many hurting hearts in this world today. I long for Jesus' return so that this world will be filled to the fullest with God's unfailing love. There will be no more tears and no more suffering...

I pray for the hurting and the lost because I remember fully when I was lost and hurting. Until I turned my eyes upward and asked for help from the One who was more than ready to pull me out of my pit, my Lord Jesus. I too was lost and walked with a heavy and broken heart.

Now because of the unfailing love of God, I have hope and joy that is indescribable. I pray for all my loves to have the same hope and joy, I now rest in, each day...

We miss you and all our heavenly loved ones so very much. I do truly believe we will be together again in perfect love very soon...

Until then my Soul Mate, I send all my love xoxoxo

your loving wife
September 10, 2017


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