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Sergeant Paul Stevens | Ripon Police Department, California Ripon Police Department, California


Paul Stevens

Ripon Police Department, California

End of Watch: Friday, January 28, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

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Sergeant Stevens suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with a suspect.

Sergeant Stevens and another officer were serving an outstanding warrant on the suspect and discovered that he was in possession of marijuana. As they took him into custody he began to fight. Sergeant Stevens collapsed at the scene.

Efforts were made to revive Sergeant Stevens by the other officer, the Ripon Fire Department, and a local doctor but he died at the scene.

Sergeant Stevens had served with the Ripon Police Department for 18 years.

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Thank you for your service. We DO remember you!


Lt. Steve Merchant
Ripon Police Department
January 30, 2017


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