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Deputy Sheriff Steven Brett Hawkins | Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Missouri Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

Deputy Sheriff

Steven Brett Hawkins

Harrison County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch: Sunday, September 13, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 9/12/2015

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Deputy Sheriff Brett Hawkins suffered a fatal heart attack following an emergency response.

The call involved a frantic subject and a subsequent search of the home and large surrounding area. He suffered the heart attack several hours after returning home following his shift.

Deputy Hawkins had served with the Harrison County Sheriff's Office for three years. He had previously served with the Bethany Police Department and Clinton County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, daughter, three sons, mother, and three siblings.

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It's taken my 7 months to gather the courage to finally come to this page.Brett was my uncle, my best friend,and my hero.He was 16 when I was born and I swear it was his mission to make me his "Minni-Me" .I remember his graduation from the academy, and how my mother cried, at the time I did not understand why. On the way home I heard her tell my dad he's only 18 what if he gets hurt. He served 11 years and to me he was invincible. He would tell me in his early years on the force of the "cool" callsome he would get.but I never realized the tole it took on his body. The "cool" calls turned in to more of a disappointment of things people would do to others. Many of the stuff I was horrified to hear but he told me them with a lesson attached. Now I know the tole it took upon him. I miss our talks after he got off Duty. Or calling him when he was on duty and I thought I heard a noise outside, or when I would see something scary. He was my hero, correction he IS my hero. It took me a long time to even go back home because I would look for his patrol car. But when I did I sat by his grave for hours. I was mad not at him but at his job for taking him away from me. Then I realized how much he had d9ne for the community and why he did it. Now I am thankfully that I got the pleasure of having a true hero as my uncle.

Niece Brittany Baker
April 10, 2016


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