Patrol Officer Steven Harold Downing

Patrol Officer Steven Harold Downing

Gallatin Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, April 12, 1985

Steven Harold Downing

Officer Steven Downing suffered a fatal heart attack while attempting to rescue the occupants of a capsized boat in Old Hickory Lake. Officer Downing was off duty doing yard work when a fellow officer drove by and asked for his assistance in the rescue. Despite Officer Downing's heart attack the occupants of the boat were successfully rescued.

Officer Downing is survived by his wife, two daughters, and grandson.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 27th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflection.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2012

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