Detective James A. Stevens

Detective James A. Stevens

Rensselaer Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, March 14, 1939

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James A. Stevens

Detective Stevens and Sergeant Frederick Rabe were shot and fatally wounded while responding to a bank robbery committed by the Scarnici Gang from New York City. The two officers were shot as the gang attempted to come out of the bank. Detective Stevens died at the scene and Sergeant Rabe succumbed to his wounds six years later.

Two of the suspects were shot and killed and several others fled and were never apprehended.

Three members of the gang were eventually caught in Poughkeepsie, New York. One was executed on June 27, 1935. The other two were acquitted.

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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 29, 1933
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 1935

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Det. Stevens,
Please forgive my last entry. I got your anniversary wrong. On today, the 80th anniversary of your death thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rensselaer.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 14, 2019

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