Officer Stephen Samuel Kent

Officer Stephen Samuel Kent

California Highway Patrol, California

End of Watch Friday, March 10, 1933

Stephen Samuel Kent

Officer Stephen Kent was shot and killed in Yreka, California, while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted for numerous robberies and kidnapping in several states.

The suspect had abducted a United States Customs patrolman in Bellingham, Washington, and drove him to California, where he tied him to a tree. He then stole the patrolman's servicei revolver before driving to Yreka. As Officer Kent, deputies from the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office, and a civilian attempted to stop the car on Yreka's main street. The man opened fire on them, killing Officer Kent and the citizen before being taken into custody by the sheriff and a deputy.

The subject was convicted of the murder and executed in 1936.

Officer Kent was a U.S. Navy veteran.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1936

traffic stop

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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero for your service and sacrifice to this country.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 10, 2018

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