Police Officer Shannon Ray Stephenson

Police Officer Shannon Ray Stephenson

Gainesville Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, June 15, 1980

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Shannon Ray Stephenson

Officer Shannon Stephenson was accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer who mistook him for an armed suspect at a disturbance call.

Officer Stephenson had served with the Gainesville Police Department for 5 years. He was survived by his wife and 1-year-old daughter.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 099

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Inadvertent)

disturbance, friendly fire

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Remembering you today on the anniversary of a tragic loss!

RIP Brother

Jeff Fortier

June 15, 2024

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