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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 again my forever love,

I just wanted to stop by and leave yet, another reflection, of how much you are still in my thoughts, heart and actions...

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think about you and all our heavenly loves...

I long for the day that we are all together again with our Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. I truly feel His saving grace in my daily life even though I am unworthy of it...

Please keep us all in your watchfulness and prayers. This world is not our true home and I believe someday soon we will all walk the golden streets of Heaven together forever...

Until then, my soulmate, I will continue to love and miss you and all our Heavenly loves xoxoxo

your loving wife forever
April 29, 2017

 

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