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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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My love, today is the 12 th anniversary of your death on Earth and your arrival to Heaven.

As time has gone by, I have learned to rely on our Lord and Savior Jesus' comfort and truth. The truth of His unfailing love, even in the mist of unbelievable pain, heartache, and suffering, and the comfort that only He can give, when asked ...and I continue to need.

I long for the day, that I too, am in the arms of Jesus! I trust in His word, that there where be no more tears, no more pain and no more suffering. Rev. 21:4

Until we are together in perfect love...I am always missing you and love you with all that I am, my Soulmate xoxoxo

your loving wife forever
January 9, 2017

 

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