Officer Henry T. Stephens

Officer Henry T. Stephens

Salisbury Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, September 5, 1958

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Henry T. Stephens

Officer Stephens was shot in the back and killed by a check forgery suspect as they were walking inside the police station. The suspect was captured minutes later when officers found him hiding in high weeds outside the police station.

The suspect was convicted of his murder and sentenced to death. His sentence was commuted to life June 24, 1976.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 17

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 5, 2020

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