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Police Officer Stephen Franklin House | Titusville Police Department, Florida Titusville Police Department, Florida

Police Officer

Stephen Franklin House

Titusville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Wednesday, February 15, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: Not available

Badge # 726

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Police Officer Stephen House was shot and killed while serving a narcotics search warrant in the residence of a suspected dealer.

The homeowner had barricaded himself in his bedroom and when Officer House began to lead the entry team into the bedroom by using a noise/flash diversion device, the occupant began firing through the doorway. Officer House was struck in the left shoulder, which was not protected by his protective vest, and the bullet entered his chest cavity.

The subject who shot him was acquitted of murder.

Officer House was a member of the Emergency Response Team. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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Steve was my firearms instructor in 1984. His wit and humor made our class laugh. He was concerned for everyone's skills and techniques hoping to keep us safe and to survive in our careers. He was a great officer and instructor. His impact on hundreds, if not thousands of officers was immeasurable! His spirit lives on. God bless his family, and God rest your soul Steve!

Lt Dave Crispin (ret)
February 19, 2016


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